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Meals, drinking

Posted By Manjusha, Filed in English Speaking

There are no fixed expressions for the beginning and ends of meals. Some religious people say a short prayer before and after meals. It is common for guests and family members to say something complimentary about the food during the deal (for example This is very nice). After the meal you can say: That was lovely/delicious; thank you very much.


When people begin drinking alcoholic drinks socially, they often raise their glasses and say something. Common expressions are Cheers! (GB) and Your health!

When we drink to celebrate an occasion (a birthday, a promotion or a wedding), we often say Here’s to …!

  • Here is to Alice!
  • Here is to the new job!
  • Here is to the happy couple!
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