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Swedish word of the day: prosit

Don't be surprised if you hear this a lot over autumn. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 19.Nov.2018 16:06 hrs

Today we take a look at a word that, unfortunately, you may have occasion to use quite a lot over the coming weeks: prosit.

Prosit is the standard Swedish response when someone sneezes. 

It comes from the Latin word prosit, which literally means something like 'may it be good', from the verb prosum. You can roughly translate it as 'bless you'.

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