◆ 잘 먹었습니다.
It was delicious!
A : 맛있게 드세요.
I hope you enjoy your meal.
B : 네, 잘 먹겠습니다.
Thank you.(Literally: Yes, I’ll have a delicious meal.)
[Ne, chal mok-getssumnida.]
B : 정말 잘 먹었습니다.
It was a delicious meal!
[Chongmal chal mogot-ssumnida.]
A : 특별히 차린 음식도 없었는데, 한국 음식을 좋아하시나 봐요.
We didn’t prepare much. I guess you like Korean food.
[Tukbyulhi charin umsikddo opsonnunde, hanguk umsigul choahasinabwayo.]
B : 네 , 좋아하지만, 오늘은 특히 맛있게 먹었어요.
Yes, I usually do, but today’s meal was extra delicious.
[Ne, choahajiman, onurun tukhi masit-ge mogossoyo.]
You will have quite a few opportunities to visit a Korean home while living in Korea. Usually Koreans will invite you to eat with their family and if so, a polite table manner is to say ‘잘 먹겠습니다[chal mok-getssumnida] before eating, which literally means. ‘I will have a delicious meal.’ After you finish your meal, another good table manner is to thank your host or hostess by saying, ‘잘 먹었습니다.[chal mogot-ssumnida] or ‘맛있게 먹었습니다.'[masit-ge mogot-ssumnida]