Q: I have a question for you. In anime especially in Naruto I see a lot of scenes where theyre eating and when theyre done they dont just say thank you. They say «thank you for the food». How would I say that in japanese, because I know the words I just dont know how to put them together.
Thank you before hand and for all the tips. Sevano ^_^
A: Hi Sevano,
Yes indeed, this is a literal translation of a phrase that you *always* say when you’ve had some food in Japanese:
Gochisou Sama Deshita
It’s a bit of a mouthful but a really, really important phrase to learn.
You also use it if, for example, someone pays for your meal at a restaurant.
If you see them going to pay, gently offer to pay yourself (a very important step!) to which they will say “No, no, no” and then when you leave the restaurant you give a deep bow and say ….
Gochisou sama deshita!
It will be much appreciated!
P.S. If though, they say “betsu betsu” that means they are splitting the bill and you’ll have to pay your share!