Why we say “God bless you” – level 1

11-08-2022 07:00

People sometimes sneeze when they have a cold. Or they sneeze when something bothers their nose. Their nose gets full. Suddenly, air comes from their nose and mouth.

People usually say “God bless you” when someone sneezes. Some countries say other things. In Spanish language countries, people wish good health when someone sneezes.

Nobody really knows why people say, “God bless you.” People have some ideas about it.

In the past, a plague happens in a lot of the world. People are scared. The disease is very dangerous. Someone who sneezes is sick. People ask God to keep him safe from the plague.

These days, people say these words normally. For many people, it is polite.

Difficult words: bless (to ask God to keep someone safe), plague (a dangerous disease which makes many people sick and kills many people), polite (good behavior with others).

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