Itadakimasu – I’m going to eat now (or literally ‘I humbly receive’)
The custom in Japan is to say itadakimasu before every meal. It is a kind of expression of thanks for the food that has been laid in front of you. Traditionally, people put their hands together in a praying motion and bow slightly as they say it – this is not always necessary nowadays.
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This is a lovely custom to know about I do something like that but in hebrew. (:
Cool! What’s the hebrew word?
it’s not a word it’s a phrase, “Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz” when you have bread on the table (: