In Muslim countries, after a person sneezes they often say Al-ḥamdu lillāh (Arabic: الحمد لله) is an Arabic phrase meaning "Praise to God". His/her companion should say to he/she Yarhamuk-Allah "May Allah have mercy on you." The sneezing person should say Yahdikum-ullah wa yuslihu balakum "May Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs."
In Iran, it is common to respond to sneezing with the Persian phrase "عافیت باشه", which translates to "health", similar to common European expressions.
Indian culture is to respond with Krishna, similar to a blessing in western cultures.
In Slovakia, after a person sneezes, it is proper to say "Na zdravie!" which means "For health!"; a proper response should be "Ďakujem" which means "Thanks". This is also the case in Finland, where "terveydeksi" means "for health".
In Turkey, after a person sneezes, it is proper to say "Çok yaşa" which means "Live long"; a proper response should be "Sen de gör" which means "May you see too [that I lived long enough]".
In Telugu, a reciprocation to someone's sneeze is "chiranjeeva sataish" (చిర౦జీవ) which means "may you live long" (from Sanskrit).
In Tamil, a reciprocation to someone's sneeze is "Dheergaiyish" which means "may you live long" (from Sanskrit).
In Japanese entertainment, a character's sneeze frequently means that someone elsewhere is talking about said character by coincidence.
Question - Can you give a little information about:
- Your country and the meaning of Sneeze?
- What to say when one of you sneezes?
- Do you think that Sneeze is a disease (yes/no), why?
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