How to say Bon appétit! in German: guten appetit!

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How to say Bon appétit! in German: guten appetit!

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

To say Bon appétit! in German: guten appetit!
Say it out loud: “goo ten ah pay teet

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

...some (of) – ein wenig von…  (iyn veh nig fon)
...this/that – diesem  (deezum)
all done – das ist genug  (dahs ist geh nook)
another – noch eines  (nohk iyn ehs)
Bon appétit! – guten appetit!  (goo ten ah pay teet)
can I have…? – kann ich ein haben?  (kahn iHk iyn hahbin?)
can I see…? – kann ich ein sehn?  (kahn iHk iyn zayn?)
can we have...? – können wir ein haben?  (kohnin veeya iyn hahbin?)
can we see ...? – können wir ein sehn?  (kohnin veeya iyn sayn?)
Cheers! – prost  (prohst)
Eat! Eat! – essen!  (essin)
I am hungry – Ich bin hungrig  (iHk bin hun grayH)
I am thirsty – Ich habe durst  (iHk ha bay durst)
I ate – ich habe gegessen  (iHk hah be geh geh sin)
I would like… – ich hätte gerne…  (iHk hetteh gehr neh)
we ate – wir haben gegessen  (veya hahben geh geh sin)
we ate well! – wir haben gut gegessen  (veya hahben goot geh geh sin)

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!" (guten appetit!) 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!" (guten appetit!) 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!" (guten appetit!), simply say thank you in German or the culture you are visiting. Get instant access to the German Language Set.

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