Discussion in 'General Language' started by calculations, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. calculations

    calculations Active Member

    what is said when people sneeze or yawn or things like that? I searched for an answer to this but only found one thread that wasn't too helpful
  2. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    There is no general reply to yawning (btw, it is considered impolite doing it without covering the mouth); for sneezing, people usually say na zdraví or zdravíčko (to your health) to which the sneezer replies děkuji (thanks), or pozdrav pánbu (bless you) with the reply dejžto pánbu (so be it with God´s help) - the latter one is rather old-fashioned.
  3. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    'Je to pravda' (= it is truth) is also said by sneezing.
  4. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

    As mentioned above, it's unusual to say anything to yawning people. But, when only with a couple of good friends and someone yawned, we used to say "Pěkný játra!" (="Nice liver!") just to express how deep down the throat of the person we have seen into :roll:

    But I doubt it's usable in "normal" conversation :)
  5. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    we used to say "hezke mandle" (nice tonsils) when someone yawned and didn't cover his mouth

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