How to Say Bless You in Different Languages

Bless You in Different Languages: The term “God bless you” is popular in English, typically used in various contexts to give a person the blessings. Bless you is something you would say to indicate that if someone is kind to you and you are grateful to them. Bless you is also something you would say to wish someone a farewell. ‘ Bless you! ‘, or often ‘ God bless you! ‘ or ‘ God bless! ‘, is a reaction often used when someone sneezes.

How to Say Bless You in 89 Different Languages

Different LanguagesWord Bless You
AlbanianShendet
Basquebedeinka
Belarusianбудзь здаровы
Bosnianbudi blagosloven
BulgarianНаздраве
CatalanSalut
CroatianBlagosloviti
CzechPožehnejte
DanishVelsigne dig
DutchGezondheid
EstonianTerviseks
FinnishTerveydeksi
FrenchSoyez bénis
GalicianSaúde
GermanGesundheit
GreekΓίτσες (Gítses)
HungarianEgészségedre
IcelandicBlessi þig
IrishBeannaigh tú
ItalianSalute
ItalianSalute
LatvianUzveselību
LithuanianĮ sveikatą
MacedonianНаздравје
MalteseKun imbierek
NorwegianVelsigne deg
PolishNa zdrowie
PortugueseTe abençoe
RomanianSă vă binecuvânteze
RussianБудьте здоровы (Bud'te zdorovy)
SerbianНаздравље (Nazdravlje)
SlovakNa zdravie
SlovenianNa zdravje
SpanishSalud
SwedishProsit
UkrainianБудь здоровий (Bud' zdorovyy)
Welshbendithia chi
Yiddishצו געזונט
ArmenianԱռողջություն
Azerbaijanisiz Bless
Bengaliতোমার মঙ্গল হোক
Chinese Simplified祝福你 (zhùfú nǐ)
Chinese Traditional祝福你 (zhùfú nǐ)
Georgianდაგლოცოთ
Gujaratiતમે બ્લેસ
Hindiतुम्हें आशीर्वाद देते हैं
HmongFoom koob hmoov rau koj
Japaneseお大事に
Kannadaಬ್ಲೆಸ್ ಯು
KazakhСау бол
Khmerប្រទាន​ពរ​ដល់​អ្នក
Korean축복합니다 (chugboghabnida)
Laoເປັນພອນໃຫ້ແກ່ທ່ານ
Malayalamനിങ്ങളെ അനുഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നു
Marathiआपण आशीर्वाद
MongolianБурхан өршөөг
Myanmar (Burmese)သင့်ကိုဘုရားသခင်ကောင်းချီးပေးပါစေ
Nepaliतिमीलाई आशिर्वाद रहोस्
Sinhalaඔබට සෙත් වේවා
TajikСаломат бошед
Tamilஉன்னை ஆசீர்வதிப்பார்
Teluguమీరు అనుగ్రహించు
Thaiอวยพรคุณ
TurkishSeni korusun
Urduخیر ہو اپکی
UzbekSog 'bo'ling
VietnameseChúc phúc cho bạ
Arabicبارك الله فيك (barak allah fik)
Hebrewלבריאות
Persianبه تو برکت دهد
AfrikaansGesondheid
ChichewaAkudalitseni
Hausaalbarkace ku
IgboGozie gị
SesothoMolimo a u hloholofatse
Somaliha idiin barakeeyo
SwahiliUbarikiwe
YorubaIbukun fun e
ZuluBusisiwe
Cebuanomopanalangin kaninyo
FilipinoPagpalain ka
IndonesianDiberkatilah Anda
JavaneseSlamet sing
MalagasyMitso-drano anao
Malaymemberkati anda
MaoriWhakapaingia koe
EsperantoSanon
HaitianCreole Beni ou
LatinUt benedicat tibi

There are various accounts of the root of this response.  One aspect is known to have arrived from Rome as the bubonic plague raged in Europe.  One of the signs of a disease plague were sneezing and coughing and it was believed that Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great), proposed saying “God bless you.”, after a man sneezed in order that this prayer might defend him against a certain death.

The word may also have been taken from superstition. Many people believe that the ritual of seeking the grace of God started when the ancient man regarded the soul was in air and was residing in the head of man’s body. Therefore a sneeze might passively force the spirit out of the body if God doesn’t bless you or protect it.  Some ancient cultures have claimed that sneezing brought evil spirits out of the body leaving others at risk because these forces could enter their bodies now.

The blessing was offered to shield the individual who sneezed the others around him. Bless you is also a response to thank them for any favor they are doing you. Like “let me help you with this”. “Oh@ God bless you my dear”.

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