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Thursday, February 28, 2013

What is the Haitian Creole equivalent to the English "Bless you!" or "Gersundheit!" in response to someone after they sneeze?

We say:
Bondye beni w.
Dye benis
Sometimes the person who sneezes say "Mèsi Senyè!".  Where I come from people think that sneezing is tied to longevity (longevity, at least, for the day they sneeze :)

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1 comment:

  1. I heard that! I thought that when someone sneezed and then say "Mèsi Senyè' I thought they were asking for forgiveness. It's good to know the reason behind it.