Bless You Or God Bless You?? 🤧

God bless you and hopefully, 2020 is going well for you!!

名古屋伏見英会話スクール ロケイシャス (LoQuacious)・(エルキュー LQ)です!!

海外ではくしゃみをすると知らない人であっても「Bless you!」「God bless you!」と声をかけられます。

When you sneeze, some people overseas say “Bless you!” or “God bless you!” even those who you don’t know.

ベッドのハンカチでくしゃみをしてベッドの上の病気の女の子 Premium写真


It’s not said at all in Japanese culture so are you surprised??


Well then, why did it become that saying “Bless you!” or “God bless you!” following a sneeze became a common phrase??

①→ くしゃみをすると魂が身体から分離すると信じられていたため。

A sneeze was believed to separate the soul from the body.



It is a superstition that has been believed for a long time. To prevent the devil from stealing the soul

and return it to its rightful owner the incantation “Bless you!” or “God bless you!” was uttered.

②→ 16世紀頃大疫病の時代。くしゃみは初期症状の1つであり、人が死ぬことは明らかだったので、


In the 16th century, the time of the Great Plague. Sneezing was one of the first symptoms,

and it was obvious that a person would die. So “Bless you!” or “God bless you!” was a suitable thing to say.

「Bless you!」や「God bless you!」と言われたら「Thank you.」や「Thank you too.」

When someone says “Bless you!” or”God bless you!”, you would reply “Thank you.” or “Thank you too.”. と返しましょう。

If you see someone sneeze be open-minded and say bless you or got bless you at

名古屋伏見の英会話スクール ロケイシャス (LoQuacious)・(エルキュー LQ)!!