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https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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"God bless you" was what my first English native speaker taught me (He is from New Zealand) to say in such case. And thanks to that I got a correct answer on my entrance exam to university.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/royjelly

That is so funny.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL
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Hebrew: Apchee!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Spanish: ¡Achú! or ¡Achís!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolinguo

Exactly the same as English, Achoo! haha

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AusriusJuo

What's funny is that in Lithuanian "Achoo" means "Thank you" (the only difference is that you stress the first part of the word instead of the last one). Basically, you could sneeze at everyone and they will smile back at you. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Likeaboss1991

Exactly :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

Tagalog: Hache/Hachi!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anhonime
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>black Pole nearly impossible to spot

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
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In Chinese, 阿嚏(ā ti) or 哈啾(hā jiu) depending on where you're from. And you say "长命百岁" to them or count the corresponding number of hundred years they'll live when they sneeze.

2014.02.12

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestd

Thanks Kristine. I didn't know how to insert an image in the post :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic
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Person 1 has a cold and has a sneezing fit. The scene is as follows:

  • Person 1: "HHAAAPSUU!!!"
  • Person 2 looks up from his newspaper and assumes that person 1 was practicing a karate move and happened to sneeze at the same time.
  • Person 1: "AAAPPCHKIHIIII!!!"
  • Person 2 keeps his head in the newspaper and thinks that the cat the old lady is holding had a fit.
  • Person 1: "EEIIICHHHIII!!!"
  • Person 2 stays absorbed in the news article and wonders why in the world all of the strange noises are happening.
  • Person 1: "HAAKKUUUSHHONN!!!"
  • Person 2: "?"
  • Person 1: "Did you know I can sneeze in ten languages?"
  • Person 2: "????????? ...... !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolinguo

Take all my money (Lingots)! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic
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:-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

That's pretty interesting how different countries instinctively sneeze differently. I would feel strange if someone sneezed in front of me and made the sound "HAKUSHON!"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

I think it's not said, but that's how they think it sounds. Sneeze with some mucus in the back of your throat (congested sneeze) and you'll hear it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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LOL!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moeka518
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Japanese people also make sounds like "Kushun" (most likely girls), "Hekishi/Hekishu(n)", or "Buekushon"(a very big sneeze).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Same goes for animals sounds. It's really funny to compare them!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yuioyuio
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Sorry, I know it's a little off-topic, but that's what came to my mind instantly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oxjlLnKoWw

;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalquimarke

Were you hungry?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979
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Nice :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KiraKitty
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Miau!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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Nyanyanya.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saschambaer
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Oink

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angel194462

Haha! One that I really love is the comparison between dog sounds in Chinese and English. In Chinese, it's mentioned as "Wong! Wong!", and in English, it sounds like "Ruff! Ruff!" :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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Yeah, cats sneeze differently from dogs! So cute though! It would be funny to have a quiz on "what type of animal is sneezing"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noelia.balinski

in japanese they have a sound for elephants, but not in english.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DutchDuoL
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Dutch: Hatchoo! And if you sneeze three times, people believe it will bring them good weather tomorrow (well not actually, but we Dutch just love talking about the weather at all times)

Edit: indeed written as hatsjoe (or hatsjie), I was spelling it more in an English phonetic way :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johnni0
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Of course that is written "hatsjoe" ;-) But it could also be "hatsjie"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalquimarke

Hachoo!

Triple sneezes in Mexico are supposed to be related to: + (each sneeze): The first means health, the second means money, the third means love. + Or, someone who loves you is thinking about you. And it might be good.

If there's a fourth sneeze, you'll get a cold! And it might not be so good!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epapesca

I thought the 4th was for time to enjoy them (the first three...health, money & love).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RienaW
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haha. I love the different sounds different languages use for different things! That was fun to look at, thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ocdlaw

My wife sneezes in Spanish achua!

And, though not a sneeze sound, her family has been involved in the golf industry for 4 generations building courses throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

When her great grandfather hit a perfect drive, it sounded like: "whacketela!"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bnvdarklord

Greek: Αψού (apsoo, use google translate for more accurate pronounciation)
Response: Γείτσες(diminutive of Υγεία, which means health)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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Hungarian: Hapci! (Haptsee)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/choeisa

I'd be interested in knowing the phrases they use in response to somebody sneezing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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çok yaşa :)

(Turkish for live long)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KiraKitty
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Gesundheit!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saschambaer
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Gsundhait!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProBugCatcher
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French: à tes souhaits (= to your wishes) Spanish: salud (= health) Portuguese: santihno (= little saint or holy picture, but this one I'm not 100% sure)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple
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In Spain, they say, "¡Jesús!" I thought that was pretty strange the first time I heard it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolind
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Portuguese: saúde! Same as German gesundheit.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple
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And in Italian they say "salute" (health).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/3ethanh
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or à vos souhaits (French) to be polite

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bakhtiyar

Russian: Будь здоров("Be healthy") Kazakh: Sau bol ("Be healthy") familliar form, Sau bolyniz - polite form.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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Vietnam: As far as I know, nobody would say anything to me while I sneeze

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Riceball

Välsigna dig! (Bless you in Swedish)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yuioyuio
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Polish: na zdrowie (be healthy)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luyematsu
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I don't think there's a Japanese response to sneezes. It's rather disconcerting, because I want to say something if someone sneezes, but the etiquette doesn't seem to call for it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sunny_sqrl
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I think that in many Asian cultures sneezing is considered something you don't want to draw unnecessary attention to. I have a friend from Korea, and when I asked her once what you should say in Korean when someone sneezes, she said "Nothing!".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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Me too!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mielikki6
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Egészségedre! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fenix_vulgaris

Is that Hungarian?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srhrs

Yes, it is

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

norwegian: prosit.

the sneeze is: Atsjoh!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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In French it's actually: A tes souhaits! the first time A tes amours! the second time And... (beware, slang!) A tes emmerdes! the third time (because you're seriously starting to get annoyed)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dankabass3

Slovak: the sound of sneeze: 'hapci' and you reply: Na zdravie (for your health)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

lol, "Hakushon!" Great link, and also, an awesome user icon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

XD, I always heard a-psik as a kid.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sdonlon326

That's hilarious!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SilviaMit
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In Romanian: ”Hapciu!”, and the answer is „Sănătate! / Să fii sănătos!”

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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I saw this while hanging out with some Chinese coworkers and had to ask them how they say it in Chinese. 哈秋! Ha qiu! (Phonetically for English speakers: Ha chee oh!)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucyOwl

why does your owl have an eye patch? what have you put it through? that owl deserves a better home.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bnvdarklord

What if he found it like that, and took care of it?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noelia.balinski

yaay! the owl must love him now ^.^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yuioyuio
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I thought is was just a pirate owl

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noelia.balinski

I guess so, but still, it could have been taken care of after being found. I had a pet guinea pig a year ago who had a fight with a cat and lost it's eye before he was given to me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrincessRando

Who knew you could sneeze in ten languages wowwwwwwww

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianaAsk

Lmfaooo word

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiaraelliott

lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBuraschi

Lovely! In Italiano is "Etchuuuuu" and you reply "Salute" :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lmv115

Russian: АПЧХИ

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaliaDavis

fren ch

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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I heard, that when someone sneezes, their heart stops for a millionth of a second. I don't know if it is true or not ,but I thought it was cool.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noelia.balinski

cool!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noelia.balinski

where did you find that?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NormanLG07

Spanish: ¡ACHÚ! English: AH-CHOO! that is all that I know, sorry hahaha

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArunavaC

Bengali: "HANCHHO!!" My word, something as instinctive as sneezing is affected by the culture you're brought up in! Who would've thought ?!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeannieShe1

SO Funny!! I never thought each language had their own sneezing sound! Ah...Ah...AH...CHOO!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

I have no idea what language this would be, want to help? Ahkachoo!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/courtney.louise

wow

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toshi1971
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hekkusyon!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScavengerRey

:D!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Livingston591537

That is so funny! But I have one question, how do you sneeze a n French?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvHills10

japanese, koochiaa

8 months ago