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    after eating

    Hi,
    What would you say after someone eats something?
    For example, you have a party and you hand around tea. One of the guests says: "no thanks, I've just drunk a cup of tea." At this moment, what would you say to him/her?
    I need a phrase to show respect towards your guests.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #2

    Re: after eating

    'Let me know if you change your mind.'

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    #3

    Re: after eating

    No, I don't mean that.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #4

    Re: after eating

    Well, then what do you mean? We're not mind readers!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: after eating

    Hahaha...
    OK. Generally speaking, what would you say when someone eats something? We say "noosh Jan" which means.... Thank you for eating that; you did the right thing; I hope the food makes you happy; and I hope it turns to energy for your body. All these positive words show a kind of respect to the eater. Moreover, it shows you're happy because the eater ate something.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: after eating

    The only thing I might say to someone after they had eaten something I prepared is "Did you enjoy it?" We don't thank people for eating our food. They thank us for preparing and serving it.
    In some restaurants, a waiter might say "Bon appetit" which effectively means "[I hope you] enjoy your food".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: after eating

    A: "where is my popcorn? I put it somewhere."
    B: "Oh, sorry. I ate that. I didn't know that was yours."
    A: " No problem. You're my best friend. (???) = noosh jan"
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #8

    Re: after eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    A: "Where is my popcorn? I put it somewhere."
    B: "Oh, sorry. I ate that it. I didn't know that it was yours."
    A: "No problem. You're my best friend. (???) = noosh jan"
    We wouldn't say anything in place of your "noosh jan". Lots of people wouldn't be so understanding about someone else eating their food. A's final line might be "OK. I'll have to buy some more then". A less polite person might say "OK. I hope you're going to buy me some more popcorn to replace it".

    A sarcastic person might end with "I hope you enjoyed it" but they probably wouldn't mean it!

    (I think you were typing while I was typing post #6 so please read my other reply there.)
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    #9

    Re: after eating

    I can't think of a similar expression in English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: after eating

    OK. Look:

    A: "Did you enjoy it?"
    B: "Yes. Thank you so much."
    A: " You're welcome." And what??? What would you say after that? Nothing?
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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