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May
21
comment Can one say “Schönheit”/ “Bescheidenheit” instead of “Gesundheit”?
@Clemens: Well, you are right ;-)
May
9
comment How is “ch” pronounced correctly?
ok, my mistake.
May
9
comment Can one say “Schönheit”/ “Bescheidenheit” instead of “Gesundheit”?
You may follow the "Knigge", yes, but that also is considered to be outdated. It gets a bit of a renaissance, though, and you hear "girls get impressed again by men with manners"... could be a rumor or an ad-ploy, of course. But it is always better to be polite even if you dont want to follow the "Knigge". It is completely o.k. to say "Gesundheit!", it is good to apologize for sneezing, it is mocking to say "Schönheit!" and you will not impress anyone, girls the least.