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Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?  
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4518 posts, RR: 53
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Trying to get a feel for what different cultures say when someone sneezes.

Seems like most expressions mean "health" such as Sante, sa7a (arabic), Gesundheit (I think thats what it means).

What is the custom in your tradition?

If anyone knows Turkish, what does cok yasa mean?


PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
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User currently offlineFlyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Thread starter):
"health"

"Saúde" in portuguese. Popular expression in Brazil, rather old: "Deus te crie" (means, May God take care of you, a Kid).

"Labriut" in hebrew

Alex


User currently offlineFunFlying From Finland, joined Jul 2001, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

That's "terveydeksi" in Finnish.. translated as "For health"

-J-



Leaving on a Jetplane...
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4518 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 1):
"Labriut" in hebrew

Does that mean health?



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Gezondheid in Dutch, which means health. Sometimes you'll hear the word proost which actually means cheers.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Prosit in Norwegian

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4518 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 5):
Prosit in Norwegian

does it mean health?



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

No idea... But that's what people say after a sneeze. (Not that I use it)

Health = Helse.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineFlyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 3):
Does that mean health?

I am not 100% positive, I think so - that is what I remember from my good old days @ Kibbutz Palmahim. ´

Alex


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

Prosit in swedish

Health - Hälsa

Micke//SE  wave 



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineUssherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

In Venezuela:

If someone sneezes once, you say salud (good health)
If they sneeze again, you say dinero (money)
And if they sneeze a third time, you say amor (love)

A quaint, but rather endearing custom!



Cada loco con su tema...
User currently offlineRichardnhsv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Polish: Na zdrovie = to you health
Russian: Будь здоров (prn. bood zdarov) = be healthy



"If you've ever had a filet this good, welcome back." - Ruth Fertel
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Prosit in danish as well
helbred/sundhed = health  Wink


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting Richardnhsv (Reply 11):
Russian: âÕÄØ ÚÄÏÒÏ× (prn. bood zdarov) = be healthy

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Aeroflot777


User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 694 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2743 times:

Salute in Italian - means health.

Prosit, which was mentioned by a few people, literally means 'may it do good' (it is the 3rd person singular subjunctive of the Latin verb prodesse, which means 'to good')  Smile

Federico


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