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Wouldn’t you say manners when eating are very important everywhere you go? In this lesson, you are going to learn the phrase said before and after you eat いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.) and ごちそうさま。 (gochisōsama) and some other useful phrases.
いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.) is a phrase said before a meal. There is no direct translation for this in English but this is used to express gratitude for the food. ごちそうさま。 (Gochisōsama) is the phrase said after a meal which means thank you for the food. When you want to say ごちそうさま。 (Gochisōsama) in a more polite way, you can say ごちそうさまでした。 (Gochisōsama deshita.)
Here is another phrase. When you like the food that you are eating, you can say おいしい (oishii) which means it’s delicious.
Now let’s practice いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.) おいしい! (Oishii!) ごちそうさま。 (Gochisōsama)
Now it’s time for Hiroko’s hint. Do you know what to say before drinking at a party? You can say かんぱい。 (Kanpai.) which means cheers. かんぱい! (Kanpai!) See you next time.

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san, Itadakimasu!! 😀 Have you ever used phrase this before eating something? How about Gochiso-sama deshita?

June 23rd, 2017 at 10:48 pm
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Hi Bob,
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We say them whenever we are eating out or at home😄

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Bob
June 15th, 2017 at 11:06 am
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We say いただきます and ごちそうさま whenever we’re eating at a sushi bar or hibachi restaurant. Or when we’re eating homemade Japanese food.

March 7th, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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Hi ninja,
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Sorry for the inconvenience and we are relieved that you were finally able to watch it😄

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ninja
February 27th, 2017 at 3:28 am
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solved it

ninja
February 27th, 2017 at 3:28 am
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sorry it LOL
sumimasen hiroko(san?)
sorry if i bothered you.😞

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February 27th, 2017 at 3:24 am
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its not showing me the video,and it did it on the last one too!!😞why is it not working?it says it only shows it to basic and premium subscribers! I’m a basic!why is it not showing the video?

March 7th, 2016 at 12:39 pm
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Hilary san,
Konnichiwa.
Yes, ‘deshita’ is the past tense.
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Hilary
February 26th, 2016 at 10:55 pm
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In the phrase, 「ごちそうさまでした」is the 「でした」in the phrase the past tense of 「です」? Because I have read before that「でした」is a past tense, but I’m not sure. 😅

ありがとうございます!
Thank you!

December 12th, 2015 at 9:43 pm
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Malik Angel Dong san,
Konnichiwa. 😄
Haimemashite.
Kochirakoso yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
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Malik
December 7th, 2015 at 10:59 am
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Konnichiwa!!! Watashi wa Angel Dong desu. I am a beginner. yoroshika onegai shimasu
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