Sep 1, 2018

When one of you sneezes🤧, let him say...| Sneeze and Culture. How to answer?

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  • 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.

 

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- 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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