Aisha (A Pi) (nerd4live) wrote in linguaphiles,
Aisha (A Pi)

Responses to coughs

In reference to this older post (which was written before I joined the community,) I'd like to know which languages respond to coughs in a manner similar to saying "Bless You" after someone sneezes.

In Arabic, "صحة (saha)," which means "health," can be used after someone sneezes or coughs.

And judging from comments on that post:

In Icelandic, "guð blessi þig" ("God bless you") is used after both sneezes and coughs.

I was going to ask for translations of "Bless You" but Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive article about the topic.

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