14 июля 2005 11:59
According to the native speakers, there are no parallel phrases to this expression.
However, you can't just keep silent when the person you translate for is told "С легким паром
" or "Приятного аппетита
". For that purpose, one would be forced to use some of the above mentioned and Enjoy your meal! for the latter, no matter how unnatural it sounds.
E.g., in Germany, people would greet each other with the word "Mahlzeit
!" around lunchtime.
Translating that into English with a "Mealtime
!" would be at least silly.
Food for thought