How to say Bon appétit! in Chinese: Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!

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How to say Bon appétit! in Chinese: Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say Bon appétit! in Chinese: Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!
Say it out loud: “Joo Nee Hao Way!

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – Yīdiǎn  (Ee Dyen)
...this/that – Zhègè / Nàgè  (Jay Guh / Nay Guh)
all done – Chī Wánle  (Chr Wan Luh)
another – Zài Lái Yī Gè…  (Dzai Lai Ee Guh…)
Bon appétit! – Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!  (Joo Nee Hao Way!)
can I have…? – Wǒ Xiǎng Chī / Hē…  (Wo Shyang Chr / Huh…)
can I see…? – Gěi Wǒ Kàn…  (Gay Wo Kan…)
can we have...? – Wǒmen Xiǎng Chī /Hē…  (Wo Mun Shyang Chr / Huh…)
can we see ...? – Gěi Wǒmen Kàn …  (Gay Wo Mun Kan…)
Cheers! – Gānbēi!  (Gan Bay!)
Eat! Eat! – Kuài Chī  (Kway Chr)
I am hungry – Wǒ Èle  (Wo Uh Luh)
I am thirsty – Wǒ Kě Le  (Wo Kuh Luh)
I ate – Wǒ Chī Guòle  (Wo Chr Gwo Luh)
I would like… – Wǒ Xiǎngyào  (Wo Shyang Yao)
we ate – Wǒmen Chī Guòle  (Wo Mun Chr Gwo Luh)
we ate well! – Wǒmen Chīde Hěn Xiāng!  (Wo Mun Chr Duh Hun Shyang!)
we would like… – Wǒmen Xiǎngyào  (Wo Mun Shyang Yao)

And here’s how to say Bon appétit! in other languages!

Arabic–Bel Hana Wel Shefa  (bel ha na wel she fa)
Chinese–Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!  (Joo Nee Hao Way!)
Croatian–dobar tek!  (doe bar tek)
Czech–Dobrou chuť!  (dow bro khoot)
Finnish–Hyvää ruokahalua!  (hih vaah ruh oh kah hahl uh ah)
French–Bon appétit!  (boan ah pay tee)
German–guten appetit!  (goo ten ah pay teet)
Italian–buon appetito!  (bwoan app uh tee toe)
Japanese–Itadakimasu  (Ee Tah Dah Kee Mass)
Korean–Masissge Deuseyo!  (Ma Shi Ke Du Se Yo!)
Polish–Smacznego!  (smatch neh goh!)
Portuguese–Bom Proveito!  (bohm pro vay too!)
Russian–Priyatnogo appetita!  (Pree yat nah vah ah pye tee tah!)
Spanish–buen provecho  (bwain pro vay' cho)
Swahili–Bon appétit!  (Bon appétit!)
Thai–Gin Khao!  (geen KAO!)
Turkish–afiyet olsun!  (ah fee yet ol sun)
Vietnamese–Chúc Ngon Miệng  (Chook Ngon Mieng)

The phrase "Bon appétit!" (Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!) is French, and means "enjoy your meal." It is surprisingly universal, and is understood in many languages around the world. We also provide translations of "Bon appétit!" (Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!) into each of our languages. It is frequently misspelled - some examples might be bon apetite, bon appetit and bone apetite. If a server tells you "Bon appétit!" (Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!), simply say thank you in Chinese or the culture you are visiting. Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set.

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Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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