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    sneezing

    What's the common word one uses in English when a person sneezes?
    For example, in a classroom, a student sneezes. What could the teacher, or the student's mates say?


    P.S.: Feel free to correct any mistakes in this post.


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    Re: sneezing

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What's the common word one uses in English when a person sneezes?
    For example, in a classroom, a student sneezes. What could the teacher, or the student's mates say?


    P.S.: Feel free to correct any mistakes in this post.
    I usually say "What was that noise?" or "Could you keep it down? I'm trying to concentrate?" Other times I might say "Would you like a tissue?"

    Well, seriously, now, people often say "bless you". There's also this: gesundheit: Definition from Answers.com.

    I prefer to say "salud".

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    Re: sneezing

    It depends upon the country and local culture.

    In the US, it is customary to say either "Bless you" or "gesundheit" after someone sneezes. Sad to say, though, in these days of Political Correctness, there might be that one person who is an atheist and gets personally offended if you bless them after a sneeze....

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