Yam Seng

Yam Seng

Origin: Cantonese – It means “Cheers”

Yam Seng or Yum Seng means “cheers”. It is a form of congratulatory cheer and usually can be heard at Chinese Weddings.

Usually the emcee will lead the way to perform this cheer and the rest of the guests will follow suit. The last cheer will usually be extended by the emcee which adds to the vibrant mood of the wedding dinner.

Exclamation:

Emcee at a wedding: “Ladies and Genetlemen, please rise and raise your glasses as we wish our newly wedded couple a blissful marriage. Let’s give then three toasts….Yammmmmm………Seng…….Yammmmmmmm……Seng…….Yammmmmm…..Yamm…Yammm….Yammm….Yammmmmmm…..Seng!! Thank you very much!!” 

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