Situation : A mom cooks a meal for her son, and the meal is ready. The son comes and asks his mom.

Is the meal ready ?

My question : please correct this sentence to a more colloquial question that a native English speaker would use every day.


I don't think native speakers would ask about the status of the meal. It's a perfectly understandable word, but not really used in that context. I'd substitute what kind of meal it is, instead:

"Is breakfast ready?"

"Is lunch ready?"

"Is dinner ready?"

Or even the name of the food:

"Is the pot roast ready?"

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That sounds right enough.

I'd probably say: "Is my meal ready yet?"

The usage of "my" indicates that it is his meal.

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