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Bon Apetit

Is there a literal translation to the english language of this phrase?

June 19, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andiazry

"Bon appétit" literally translates to "good appetite" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cfriesicke

This would be "Enjoy your meal", or just "Enjoy!". But you should say it before rather than after you've finished eating.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amhedh

OK sorry, I asked that wrong. Is there an expression in the english language used colloquially? I don't think i've heard a lot of people say something like "good appetite" after you've finished eating


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leglorie

American people don't use this term, but you may say BON APPETITE to sound chic..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gehernando

I've asked myself the same thing. I've never heard of such a saying in English.

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