bon appétit

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bon appétit, from bon(good) + appétit(appetite).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɒn apəˈtiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌboʊn ˌæpəˈtit/, /ˌboʊn ˌæpəˈti/[1][2]
  • Most American and British dictionaries prescribe French-like pronunciations like /bɔː.næ.peɪ.tiː/,[3][4][5] /ˌbɒn apɛˈtiː/[6][7][8] and /ˈbɔn ˌæpəˈti/,[9] which, however, are not encountered in American speech, where the pronunciations /ˌboʊn ˌæpəˈtit/ and /ˌboʊn ˌæpəˈti/ predominate.

Interjection[edit]

bon appétit!

  1. Used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ bon appétit” (US) / “bon appétit” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press. (US)
  2. ^ Wordsworths Concise English Dictionary (ISBN 1840224975) /bo(ʊ).næ.pə.ti/
  3. ^ bon appétit” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.
  4. ^ bon appétit” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  5. ^ bon appétit” in Collins American English Dictionary, Collins
  6. ^ Oxford Dictionary of English (2012, ISBN 0199571120)
  7. ^ Concise OED (2011, ISBN 0199601119)
  8. ^ bon appétit” (US) / “bon appétit” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press. (UK)
  9. ^ WordReference's Random House Learner's Dictictionary of American English

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔ̃n‿a.pe.ti/

Interjection[edit]

bon appétit

  1. bon appétit, enjoy your meal