Is there a short form of "have a nice lunch"? I'd guess there should be one for an informal occasion like between friends.

How would you say "have a nice lunch" in situations like:

  1. to your toddler
  2. to your co-worker
  3. to your spouse

Would it be the same "have a nice lunch"? or would you say it differently per situation?

Thanks in advance

  • What is the context you’re saying this in? I can’t recall having said it, ever, so maybe it’s not translating well.
    – StephenS
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 5:02
  • I just would like to know if I can shorten "have a nice lunch" and how to say it in different ways
    – RNA
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 5:49
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    It isn't a standard phrase in English like the French Bon appetit, so there are no rules about saying it in different situations. "Enjoy your meal" would be another possible version. Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 8:03
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    Do you mean shorter as in, less than four syllables to say? Like a 'cheers!' equivalent for food? :) Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 8:23

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Not exactly, but you can simply say:


This is informal and quite flexible: you can use it in almost any situation where someone is about to do something and you want to express a wish that the thing goes pleasantly.

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