How do you sneeze in German?

I find it very interesting how we all sneeze in different ways, depending on the language we speak.
Have you ever heard how German speakers sneeze?

And one of the most difficult words to respond to that: Gesundheit!

Do you know any other helpful words in German?

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Another very useful word but even harder to pronounce : entschuldigung! By the time I could say it, it was often too late, haha!

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Hehehe… always important to say “Entschuldigung”! And depending on the tone you use, you can convey different things: annoyance, repentance, asking for clarification or permission :slight_smile:

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It is such a long word @Amandine! I always end up just say “schuldi”. lol

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Haha I think depending on the level of emotion, Entschuldigung can be reduced down to a mumbled tschulligng :smiley:

If you feel like you just can’t muster up the courage to attempt that mouthful, you can always just say sorry (preferably with a German accent), since it has become part of everyday German vocab :slight_smile:

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This was the first word I ever had spoken to me in Germany. Someone approached me at the Bahnhof and wanted some sort of information. I didn’t speak any German at all at the time! But I’ll always remember “entschuldigung”!

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Is it still common in Germany to say “Gesundheit” when someone sneezes? I read and heard that this is not longer seen as very gentle… :thinking:

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Really @SKrausser? I still hear it and say it in Berlin :smiley:

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That’s the question… :wink:

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