26 Jul '15, 6am

The true meaning of "Itadakimasu" explained by @cheesie thanks for sharing!

Many of us love Japanese food. If you are a little familiar with Japanese culture, you will notice that Japanese people say “Itadakimasu” before they start eating a meal. You put both your hands together and with a slight bow, you say “Itadakimasu” and then pick up the chopsticks and start eating. We practice this at our home every day as the danna is really strict with table manners. Junya will have to do it too lol. Anyway, people usually translate “Itadakimasu” as “Bon Appetit” or “Let’s eat” (Or in Hokkien “lai lai lai jiak jiak jiak!!!” lolol), which is correct, but it doesn’t reflect its true meaning. I do say Itadakimasu out of habit, but i didn’t really wonder about the origin of it, until one day the danna explained it to me, and i was like… goosebumps all over. Itadakimasu is the polite form of “itadaku”, which is the humble form of “morau” , which means “i recei...

Full article: http://cheeserland.com/2015/07/the-meaning-of-itadakimasu/

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