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Translating ACHOO! — How to sneeze in 10 different languages

February 3, 2014 | By Abraham | 6 comments

Last year, cartoonist James Chapman showed us what different animals sound like in a variety of languages. And now he’s moved on to human noises…sneezing, in particular.

Here are the words that people around the world use when sneezing…

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6 Comments

  1. Catharine says:

    Talking about Korea, what is interesting is that in Korean (as far as I’m aware) there is no spoken expression after you sneeze – there’s no equivalent to Bless You, Gesundheit or A Vos Souhaits for example.

  2. Pétronille says:

    We don’t have a polite sentence after sneezing in French Sign Language either. I think it’s a common thing the the deaf culture.

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