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What is the meaning of the phrase Bon Appétit?

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When broken down, ‘bon’ is the french word for good and ‘appétit’ is the french word for ‘appetite’ so the phrase is literally translated to ‘good appetite’.

French speakers use it as an interjection before their meals to their dining companions as a way to tell each other to enjoy their meal.

So…enjoy your meal,
good appetite,
or Bon Appétit!

~Sherlock Hungry

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