bon appetit! [expression]
This is a command form and it translates to "eat tastily" or "eat with taste".
Some of you might feel that we really need this wish in the Netherlands! 😉
An equivalent expression is: "Eet smakelijk!".
When you leave the table and others are still eating, you can say: "prettige voortzetting!". This means: "pleasant continuation".
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two teenagers sat down at the next table and said “eet smakelijk” to me at the Amsterdam McDonald’s, which i thought was cute – and kind of funny. Smakelijk? McDonald’s?