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"God bless you" is a phrase which is often translated as "Dios te bendiga", and "God bless" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "que Dios te bendiga". Learn more about the difference between "God bless you" and "God bless" below.
God bless you(
gad
 
blehs
 
yu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. Dios te bendiga
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
God bless you! You are too generous.¡Dios te bendiga! Eres demasiado generoso.
b. Dios lo bendiga
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular) (masculine)
Can I help you with that? - Yes, please! God bless you.¿Puedo ayudarle con eso? - ¡Sí, gracias! Dios lo bendiga.
c. Dios la bendiga
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular) (feminine)
God bless you, madam!¡Dios la bendiga, señora!
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. Dios los bendiga (plural) (masculine or mixed gender)
We'll help you with the garden, Mr. Evans. - That's very kind of you. God bless you!Nosotros le ayudamos con el jardín, Señor Evans. Son muy amables. ¡Dios los bendiga!
b. Dios las bendiga (plural) (feminine)
God bless you, ladies!¡Dios las bendiga, señoras!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (said when someone sneezes)
a. ¡Salud!
God bless you! - Thank you!¡Salud! - ¡Gracias!
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God bless(
gad
 
blehs
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (farewell; used to address one person)
a. que Dios te bendiga
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Good luck at college and God bless!Te deseo suerte en la universidad y que Dios te bendiga.
b. que Dios lo bendiga
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular) (masculine)
I'll see you next week, Mr. Emerson. God bless!Lo veo la semana que viene, Sr. Emerson. ¡Que Dios lo bendiga!
c. que Dios la bendiga
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular) (feminine)
Thanks Grandma and God bless.Gracias, abuela, y que Dios la bendiga.
2. (farewell; used to address multiple people)
a. que Dios los bendiga (plural) (masculine or mixed gender)
Thanks for all your help and God bless.Gracias por toda su ayuda y que Dios los bendiga.
b. que Dios las bendiga (plural) (feminine)
Goodnight, ladies! God bless!¡Buenas noches, señoras! ¡Que Dios las bendiga!
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