"Eet smakelijk en fijne avond."

Translation:Enjoy your meal and have a nice evening.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shore01
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'Bon appetit and have a pleasant evening.' is not okay - Duo wants 'nice' instead of 'pleasant'?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dom8039
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Since were translating to english you should be using enjoy your meal

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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How are we to know this is "Enjoy your meal"; and not "Enjoy the meal"? I'm sure there's a reason; but I'd like to understand why.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomnadooo

It is a phrase we use. You are talking to a person so you say enjoy your meal. Literally it means "geniet van je maaltijd" Eet smakelijk literally translates to eat tasty.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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Okay... I think I may have figured it out on my own (second time around) but still would appreciate either a mod or native verifying or correcting. Since the verb "Eet" comes first, the word order suggests the imperative (however polite) and therefore the "you" is understood. This would be the case in English as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Langohr_
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Duolingo accepts “Enjoy the meal …”, by the way. (2018-10-08).

5 months ago

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    And what about "Enjoy your food"? After all, the Dutch seems to mean "Eat tastily", so we don't know if it is a snack, a meal or a bar of chocolate.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NickFrancis333

    They usually say it before a meal. Not before a snack.

    5 months ago
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