chin chin

  • kiolbassa

    Senior Member
    English
    cuchuflete said:
    :eek:I've also heard it pronounced to rhyme with the vowel sound in ......eek!:eek:
    That is probably the most correct pronunciation since, if the "chin chin" we are talking about is the toast, then it comes from the Italian "cin cin" (as in Cinzano) which is onomatopoeic and imitates the sound of two glasses clinking together. The Italians pronounce it to sound like cheen-cheen, but I have only ever heard the chin chin (as in chip) version from English speakers.
     
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