“Life is not a race. Slow down and eat berries.”
– Enrico Caruso
….in different languages:
Chinese (Cantonse) : 食飯 (sihk faahn) – eat
Chinese (Mandarin) : 慢慢吃！ (mànmàn chī!) – eat slowly
Danish : Velbekomme!
Dutch : Smakelijk!
Fijian : Da kana!
German : Guten Appetit!
Japanese : いただきます (itadakimasu) – said before a meal
ご馳走さまでした (gochisōsama deshita)– said after a meal
Italian : Buon appetito!
Korean: 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal meokkesseumnida) – before a meal
잘 먹었습니다 (jal meogeosseumnida) – after a meal
Norwegian : Vær så god! Vel bekomme!
Polish : Smacznego!
Portugese : Bom Apetite!
Swedish : Smaklig måltid!
Tagalog : Tayo’y magsikain (formal)
Kainan na! (informal) – Let’s eat!
Turkish : Afiyet olsun!
A vacuum salesman appeared at the door of an old lady’s cottage and, without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and threw a large bag of dirt all over her clean carpet. He said, “If this new vacuum doesn’t pick up every bit of dirt then I’ll eat all the dirt.”
The woman, who by this time was losing her patience, said, “Sir, if I had enough money to buy that thing, I would have paid my electricity bill before they cut it off. Now, what would you prefer, a spoon or a knife and fork?”