I don't know of any for when you finish. Only if the meal really was awful you may decline to offer your thank-you or even complain about it , else you should say your thanks when asked that question. We wont't say that to a male cook! Religious families mostly, but also families who do not necessarily go to church so often, do say a prayer before meals and finish the meals with: Discussion in ' Cultural Discussions ' started by taked , May 5,
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In Japan, people say, 'Itadakimasu' before eating meals and 'Gochisousamadesita' after finishing eating meals. Such a great idea for a thread Right before a meal we say: Share This Edfk Tweet.
Same goes for most of the western European languages, for example: Mentioning the 3 products represents the appreciation for a tasty food saltthe holy bread and the most important natural resource to drink, water. Dictionary and thread title search: TrisiaMay 8, Discussion in ' Cultural Discussions ' started by takedMay 5, In Mexico, provecho before eating meals.
Taked, Do you say that before and after the meals or do you say that TO the people who's at the table? Your name or email address: Your post above didn't explicitly say that takk for maten was for after the meal, and for some reason I assumed you were talking about before the meal. So you use takk for maten both before and after the meal?
set phrases before/after meals
It's also quite common to compliment the person who made the food after the meal, but again, not necessary. Greece British English Sussex.
You must log in or sign up to reply here. And it's obligatory for both? In more formal settings there isn't any particular set phrase to say, and talking too much about food is generally discouraged even the Italian equivalents for words such as 'food' or 'meal' are used in a much narrower sense.
Pedro y La TorreMay 17, In Greek too it's polite to tell the person who cooked the meal or brought the home-made dessert "Health teslqm your hands". Only if the meal really was awful you may decline to offer your thank-you or even complain about itelse you should say your thanks when asked that question. I can't think of an after-meal phrase. As others have already said, in Spanish we use to say " provecho " lit.
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It expresses the wishes of good health for the person who eats the meal. I don't know of any for when you finish.
In English, before meals we say bon appetitin the sense of " have a good meal," from French. When his dining companion said "bon appetit", our not-so-worldly-wise politician offered his hand and said his name, thinking that the other gentleman was called "Bon Appetit" and was introducing himself.
Also it is possible that you will be asked the same - "Hat's geschmeckt? There is tesla, a set phrase in German which may be used after the meal, but only in very specific contexts: As mentioned, in Italian you can say ' buon appetito ' before meals, but this is usually restricted just to family or close friends.
TuroyakiMay 5, No, create an account now. That stands for - good appetite After the meal you normally say just paldies - thank you! TuroyakiMay 19, In Ireland you will hear "Bon appetit", although more and ecek I am hearing "Enjoy!