How to propose a toast

How to propose a toast

The most common mistake foreigners make when they try to propose a toast in Russian is “НА здоровье”.  Actually it is very clear what they mean when they say this but you will never hear it from a Russian native speaker. Russians always drink ЗА (for) something. So we use the preposition “за” (not на).


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How to say “I wonder”

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Everytime when you need to say “I wonder”, “I’m curious”, “I am interested” or “it is interesting” you can use a very good expression “мне интересно”.

Мне интересно
– it is interesting to me

Examples:
Мне интересно, как давно вы тут работаетеI wonder how long you work here.
Мне интересно, что ты тут делаешь?I wonder what you’re doing here.