a lebn af dir


a lebn af dir (ah LEH-bn ahf DEER) listen


  • interj. 'Bless you', said after someone sneezes among other circumstances.

Example Sentences

  • "Achoo!" "A lebn af dir."

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • אַ לעבן אױף דיר a lebn oyf dir, 'well done', lit. 'life upon you'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      a lebn oyf dir, a lebn oif dir, a leben af dir, a leben oyf dir, a leben oif dir


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