I was taught that as soon as people sneeze, you"re expected to say "yi bai sui" (one a century old) and also if they sneeze aacquire, you say "liang bai sui"... and so on. I"m not certain where this tradition came from however I"m assuming it"s to wish the perboy that sneeze excellent health (and to live for hundreds of years). However before, to my disappointment, I haven"t found an additional Chinese person who practices this tradition till my pilgrimage to Beijing last summer. I remained in the submeans and this old lady sneezed and also prior to I can say anypoint, this pretty girl sassist via her sweet voice "yi bai sui". Obviously my family members isn"t the just one that practices this heritage.

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Has anyone else heard of or exercise 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 take place. 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, have to get some amazing 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 amazing, my father is cantonese, and when he sneezes he claims "lei si" ("li shi" in mandarin) which is the same word for new year red pocket money.


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Posted November 5, 2003 at 02:32 PM

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Posted November 5, 2003 at 02:32 PM
I was born in Taipei" date=" Taiwan and also pertained to the UNITED STATE once I was 10 years old.

I was taught that when human being sneeze, you"re expected to say "yi bai sui" (one a century old) and also if they sneeze aget, you say "liang bai sui"... and also so on. I"m not sure wbelow this heritage came from but I"m assuming it"s to wish the perkid who sneeze excellent health and wellness (and also to live for thousands of years). However before, to my disappointment, I haven"t uncovered one more Chinese perboy that techniques this legacy until my trip to Beijing last summer. I was in the subway and also this old lady sneezed and prior to I can say anything, this pretty girl shelp with her sweet voice "yi bai sui". Obviously my family members isn"t the just one who techniques this legacy.

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Has anyone else heard of or practice this tradition?

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

There are additionally some various other equivalent practice. For example, as soon as world ask you: "Ni ganggang erduo yang ma?-- Did your ear itch just 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 certainly visit you soon".

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