I am trying to speak English but I am stuck with the following situations that I have to frequently use. I am a Hindi speaking person. Example,
In Indian villages we keep all the food items on a mat when the food is ready and everybody in the family sits on it and eat the food. When the food is ready and we want to eat we ask someone to take the food from kitchen and put it on the mat. We say "khana nikalo" in Hindi. What I understood from this link explaining English idioms, the phrase above is not an idiom. It's basically a soft command, to as someone to do something.
When I try to ask someone these questions I can't figure out how to say it in English. How the English people say when the meal is ready and they want the lunch/dinner table ready? Do they say this
"please ready the lunch/dinner table"?
I am just confused how they do say it. What is the equivalent in English?