How to say Bon appétit! in French: Bon appétit!

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How to say Bon appétit! in French: Bon appétit!

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

To say Bon appétit! in French: Bon appétit!
Say it out loud: “boan ah pay tee

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

...some (of) – …un peu de  (…oon puh doo)
...this/that – …cette  (…set)
all done – ça suffit  (seh soo fee)
another – un autre  (ah no truh)
Bon appétit! – Bon appétit!  (boan ah pay tee)
can I have…? – puis-je avoir...?  (pee jhay vwah…?)
can I see…? – puis-je voir…?  (peej vwah…?)
can we have...? – pouvons-nous avoir...?  (poo vahn noo suh vwah...?)
can we see ...? – peut-on voir…?  (peh tahn vwah…?)
Cheers! – À votre santé  (ah' voe tray sahn tray)
Eat! Eat! – manger!  (mahn jhay!)
I am hungry – J'ai faim  (zhay fah)
I am thirsty – J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
I ate – j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
I would like… – je voudrais…  (jhay voo draw…)
we ate – nous avons mangé  (noo zuh vahn mahn jhay)
we ate well! – nous avons bien mangé  (noo zuh vahn bee ahn mahn jhay)
we would like… – nous aimerions…  (noo zay mehr ee ohn…)

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!" (Bon appétit!) 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!" (Bon appétit!) 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!" (Bon appétit!), simply say thank you in French or the culture you are visiting. Get instant access to the French Language Set.

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