I was taught that when human being sneeze, you"re intended to say "yi bai sui" (one hundred years old) and if they sneeze aget, you say "liang bai sui"... and so on. I"m not certain wbelow this tradition came from however I"m assuming it"s to wish the perboy that sneeze great health (and also to live for numerous years). However before, to my disappointment, I haven"t discovered an additional Chinese perchild who practices this legacy till my trip to Beijing last summer. I was in the submethod and also this old lady sneezed and also prior to I might say anything, this pretty girl sassist with her sweet voice "yi bai sui". Obviously my family isn"t the only one who techniques this tradition.

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Has anyone else heard of or practice this tradition?


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Posted July 5, 2003 at 04:00 PM

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Posted July 5, 2003 at 04:00 PM

nope, not in malaysia. never heard of that b4


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roddy


Posted July 6, 2003 at 10:45 PM

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Posted July 6, 2003 at 10:45 PM

I"ve heard "yi bai sui" now and also then in Beijing, so it does occur. I"ll begin counting the proportion of sneezes to "yi bai sui"s.

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Posted July 7, 2003 at 12:23 PM

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Posted July 7, 2003 at 12:23 PM

Mmmmm, should get some exciting stares.

Consider it accuired!


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Quest


Posted September 13, 2003 at 06:35 AM

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Posted September 13, 2003 at 06:35 AM

that"s interesting, my father is cantonese, and also once he sneezes he says "lei si" ("li shi" in mandarin) which is the very same word for new year red pocket money.


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Posted November 5, 2003 at 02:32 PM

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I was born in Taipei" date=" Taiwan and pertained to the UNITED STATE when I was 10 years old.

I was taught that as soon as human being sneeze, you"re supposed to say "yi bai sui" (one a century old) and if they sneeze again, you say "liang bai sui"... and so on. I"m not certain where this legacy came from yet I"m assuming it"s to wish the person that sneeze excellent wellness (and to live for hundreds of years). However before, to my disappointment, I haven"t found an additional Chinese person that practices this heritage until my expedition to Beijing last summer. I was in the submeans and also this old lady sneezed and before I might say anything, this pretty girl said with her sweet voice "yi bai sui". Obviously my household isn"t the only one who techniques this tradition.

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Has anyone else heard of or exercise this tradition?

People in China have actually assorted responses to someone who sneeze. It is the first time I"ve heard around "Yi Bai Sui". What I frequently know are two expressions--Either "You ren xiang ni le-- some one is lacking you" or "You ren zai ma ni-- some one is cursing/ swearing at you". I prefer the initially one bereason it is rather sweet. ;-)

There are also some various other equivalent exercise. For instance, as soon as world ask you: "Ni ganggang erduo yang ma?-- Did your ear itch simply now?" they actually mean: "Some one were missing you simply currently."

If one drops chopsticks to the floor, world will certainly say: "Ni jia you keren ya lai-- Some one will visit you soon".

If you were choked in the time of dinner, they will certainly say:"Ni shuo cuo hua le---You"ve shelp something wrong."