This is what Vietnamese parents often say to children in Vietnamese "eat seriously" (literally translated from Vietnamese to English) when the children like to play around with his food without paying attention to their meals.

Is it natural to say "could you eat seriously?"?


It isn't idiomatic to say "eat seriously".

We would say "eat sensibly" or "could you eat sensibly".

We could also say "stop playing with your food".

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