All dialects: صحة

Tyson786

Senior Member
English - uk
Hi everyone


I wanted to ask you all something about this word - siha (health)


I heard in the following YouTube link this example that siha is said to someone that coughs etc and there are many more examples of how you can use this word,

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I wanted to know how popular this is in your dialect especially in Sudanese/Egyptian/Saudi/Yemeni dialects?


Thanks
 
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  • Sun-Shine

    Senior Member
    Arabic (Egypt)
    صحة = health.
    صحة is said to people before eating = bon appétit.
    I heard some people say صحة to other after coughing.
     

    tounsi51

    Senior Member
    French, Tunisian Arabic
    Uses of sa7a in Tunisia

    1. after someone's shower
    2. after someone's haircut
    3. to congratulate someone (sa7a sa7a)
     

    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    For this one we would use Sa77a in Syria. Si77a is health.
    Same in Palestinian. Also, in my experience صَحة is commonly used for coughs; I’m not sure I’ve ever heard it in response to a sneeze.
     

    djara

    Senior Member
    Tunisia Arabic
    Uses of sa7a in Tunisia

    1. after someone's shower
    2. after someone's haircut
    3. to congratulate someone (sa7a sa7a)
    To these, I'll add two additional idiomatic meanings in TA:
    فلان بالصحة / بصحتو so and so is corpulent/plump (when you wish to avoid fat/obese)
    صحة ليه/ليك said about someone who outsmarted you (the exact contrary of congratulation)
     
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