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Buon appetito!

English translation: have a nice meal!

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Italian term or phrase:Buon appetito!
English translation:have a nice meal!
Entered by: Christopher Gierig
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12:44 Jul 12, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
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Italian term or phrase: Buon appetito!
standard expession
jenny Marsh
have a nice meal!
Explanation:
also: bon appetit

Its the French version, but well understood in America.
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Christopher Gierig
United States
Local time: 22:29
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2have a nice meal!Christopher Gierig
na +1Enjoy!Fuad Yahya
naplease read on...
Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
naenjoy your mealb612
naenjoy your mealxxxnronzini
na"bon appetit" or "enjoy"
Thomas Bollmann


  

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3 mins peer agreement (net): +2
have a nice meal!


Explanation:
also: bon appetit

Its the French version, but well understood in America.

Christopher Gierig
United States
Local time: 22:29
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Peter Cox: OK! could also be "enjoy your meal"
9 hrs

agree  gcaddy: Both versions are used in the UK, too
1 day 2 hrs
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3 mins
"bon appetit" or "enjoy"


Explanation:
I think these could be correct expressions


    Langenscheidt
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 07:29
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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40 mins
enjoy your meal


Explanation:
questa è l'espressione che tutti i camerieri nei ristoranti di Londra dicono ai clienti quando portano i piatti in tavola




    self
xxxnronzini
Local time: 06:29
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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45 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Enjoy!


Explanation:
Down here in Texas, we say, "Dig in!" but that may have a regional flavor or may imply a degree of familiarity that may not always be appropriate.

At our home, we typically say, "let us eat!" This would be appropriate in some settings, but no in all. A waiter, for instance, cannot say that.

Many people use the French equivalent, but I don't see how that is better than using the Italian as is.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sabrina Rivaldo: I like your style!
2 hrs
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14 hrs
enjoy your meal


Explanation:
o altrenativamente: have a good meal.
Io preferisco la prima alternativa, però. MI sembra più "inglese".
Saluti.
Tatiana

b612
Italy
Local time: 07:29
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14 hrs
please read on...


Explanation:
why did you ask the question "enjoy your meal" in the English-Italian section if you already knew the answer (and viceversa)?

Regards

Giovanni

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:29
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 8
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