All dialects: صحة

English - uk
#1
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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tounsi51

Senior Member
French, Tunisian Arabic
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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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