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Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:27 am

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?
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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:32 am

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

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:35 am

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

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:38 am

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

Does that mean health?
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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:42 am

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

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:45 am

Prosit in Norwegian

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:46 am

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

does it mean health?
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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:48 am

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

Health = Helse.

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:51 am

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. ´

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:04 am

Prosit in swedish

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:21 am

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!
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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:04 am

Polish: Na zdrovie = to you health
Russian: Будь здоров (prn. bood zdarov) = be healthy
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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:09 am

Prosit in danish as well
helbred/sundhed = health  Wink
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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:12 am

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

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RE: Bless You And Gesundheit In Your Language?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:48 am

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

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