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Japanese drinking phrases

Postby gachoo » January 10th, 2008 8:37 am

Hey, I'm wondering if anyone knows any good phrases in Japanese about drinking beer. There is a local pub by my house (in the states) that I can get a personalized mug and I want it to say something cool in Japanese. For example my friend put on his mug "vino veritas" which is Latin I think, and means in wine there is truth. So does anyone have a good phrase for me in Japanese? Thanks.

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Postby Psy » January 10th, 2008 12:02 pm

Afraid I don't know anything like that aside from the good old standby "kampai." This is the kind of thing that interests me though, so if I come across something more philosophical I'll be sure to post it here.

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Postby jemstone » January 10th, 2008 12:19 pm

the good ol'
ビルありますか? (Got beer?)
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Postby Psy » January 10th, 2008 12:23 pm

jemstone wrote:the good ol'
ビルありますか? (Got beer?)


Haha, 笑っちゃった, mate! I love it! :lol:

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Postby gachoo » January 10th, 2008 1:20 pm

Psy wrote:
jemstone wrote:the good ol'
ビルありますか? (Got beer?)


Haha, 笑っちゃった, mate! I love it! :lol:





I was thinking more of a actually Japanese phrase, not so much an English phrase translated into Japanese. Maybe like a short Japanese proverb or something. It would have to be short to fit on a beer mug.
Thanks for the responses.

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Postby Psy » January 10th, 2008 2:43 pm

Found a page on Wikipedia that had a ton of alcohol related proverbs/quotations, and take no shame in saying that there were quite a few I couldn't understand. At any rate, I did find two that seemed somewhat relevant:

酒の中に真あり "sake no naka ni makoto ari," which is the same as the latin, "in sake there is truth"

酒が沈むと言葉が浮かぶ "sake ga shizumu to kotoba ga ukabu" which means "when drink goes down, words come up."

It's something anyway. If you feel like suffering through some archaic language and kanji JWPce can't even find, knock yourself out:

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%85%92

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Postby gachoo » January 11th, 2008 2:34 am

Psy wrote:Found a page on Wikipedia that had a ton of alcohol related proverbs/quotations, and take no shame in saying that there were quite a few I couldn't understand. At any rate, I did find two that seemed somewhat relevant:

酒の中に真あり "sake no naka ni makoto ari," which is the same as the latin, "in sake there is truth"

酒が沈むと言葉が浮かぶ "sake ga shizumu to kotoba ga ukabu" which means "when drink goes down, words come up."

It's something anyway. If you feel like suffering through some archaic language and kanji JWPce can't even find, knock yourself out:

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%85%92




"sake ga shizumu to kotoba ga ukabu"
I like that one thanks.

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Postby markystar » January 11th, 2008 3:50 pm

飲むべ!

it's the Tsugaru dialect way to say "let's drink!" but everyone can understand it! :kanpai:
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Postby sinbadx81 » January 19th, 2008 1:58 am

いきいき - I believe it means to chug.

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Postby markystar » January 19th, 2008 3:57 pm

you won't here イッキイッキ much these days. apparently if someone goes to the hospital or dies of of alcohol poisoning, anyone who encouraged them saying that can be prosecuted with manslaughter. :( so be careful with that one :wink:


in Beginner Season 2 series "Guy's Night Out" there were a few good phrases.

「お前、何飲む?俺、ビール飲むけど。」

you might want to substitute お前 with the other person's name+さん and substitute 俺 with 僕 or 私 if you wanna play it safe.
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Re: Japanese drinking phrases

Postby Jamesmyescape » August 13th, 2014 2:48 pm

とりあえずビール meaning "Before we order anything, let's start with beer!"

When you go to the restaurants and bars in Japan, people would say

"とりあえずビール"

That is, before we order anything, let's start with beer.

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Re: Japanese drinking phrases

Postby community.japanese » August 24th, 2014 4:51 pm

Jamesmyescape san,

Beer is popular and almost people like it. (I don’t like that very much).
So many people think beer is a good drink after work and they can quench their thirst with it. :D

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