Is "God bless you" translated as "Salud" as well as "Dios te bendiga?
SpanishDict.com translates "God bless you" as "Salud!" and "may God bless you" as "Dios te bendiga". If I want to say "God bless you" to someone which Spanish version should I use?
I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that "salud" is used when people sneeze and "Dios te bendiga" is used in other instances.
HI Richard, both translations are correct the use is different though.
Somebody sneezes: (God) bless you! ¡Salud!
God bless you! que Dios te bendiga (like giving thanks or something, the other word is only used in the context above)
It is "salud" only when you say it after someone sneezes." Gesundheit!" "Bless you", "Salud!"
If you really mean to bless somebody, then it's "que Dios te bendiga":
Calmate morbo. El que estornuda ya no esta contagioso.
I find old fashioned saying 'salud' I can't see a good reason to continue following such tradition... instead of, if some close friend or relative sneezes I say get away from me, don't spread germs! And if I don't know the person I just don't say anything.
Already answered several times over.
Dios te bendiga