Many of you start learning the Korean language because there is something or someone that has introduced you to the Korean culture. We all know that learning a new language is not easy, but one step at a time, and you will be surprised by how much you already know. We have learned quite a bit of Korean words like 솔까말, 멘붕 and 뇌섹녀. In this lesson, we will learn How to say ‘Have a great lunch’ in Korean.
How to Say ‘Have a Great Lunch’ in Korean
Here is how to say ‘Have a great lunch’ in Korean: 점심 맛있게 드세요. [jum-shim mat-it-gae deu-se-yo].
Please note that lunch is called 점심 in Korean. 맛있게 is ‘tastefully’ and 드세요 means ‘eat’. Therefore, when you combine the words, you get a phrase saying ‘Have a great lunch’ in Korean.
Sample Sentences Using ‘Have a Great Lunch’ in Korean
현진아 점심 맛있게 먹어 [Hyun-jin-ah jum-shim mat-it-gae muk-eo]
Hyunjin, have a great lunch!
김 선생님, 점심식사 맛있게 드십시오. [Kim sun-seng-nim, jum-shim-shin-sa mat-it-gae deu-ship-si-o]
Teacher Kim, Have a great lunch.
*Note here that 먹어 has changed to 드십시오, which is a respectful way of saying have a good meal in Korean.
Other Ways to Say ‘Have a Great Lunch in Korean
By now, you must be aware that many younger generations in Korea are combining the traditional Korean words and come up with a new formulated slang that is easier for them to use. ‘Have a Great Lunch’ is another good example of that. Since many Koreans felt that 점심 맛있게 먹어 was too long, they simply shortened it and say ‘맛점 하세요’ [ma’at jum ha sae yo]. Now, 맛 means taste and 점 is from 점심, which is lunch in Korean. You already know that 하세요 is a respectful way of saying ‘please do’. Therefore, the phrase 맛점하세요 means ‘have a tasteful lunch meal’.
Now that you know how to say ‘have a great lunch’ in Korean in more than one way, please tell your friends what 맛점 means!