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くすくぇー【糞くぇー・屎くぇー】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

kusu kwee [kusukʷeː]

Definition

Expression

  1. (Said when someone else sneezes) Bless you; gesundheit

Etymology

Derived from くす【糞・屎】 kusu "feces; excrement; shit" and くぇー kwee, the imperative form of the verb くゎいん・くぁいん kwain "to eat".

Notes

This unique Okinawan expression literally means "eat shit" or "eat feces". It is usually uttered after someone else sneezes to curse away evil spirits, and is often accompanied with a hand gesture wooshing away any malevolent spirit hovering above the other person's head.

意味:(くしゃみの時)おだいじに【お大事に】

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