What do Japanese people say before they eat a meal?

Japanese people say "Ittadakimasu" - pronounced "ee-ta-da-ki-mas". As always, the final 'u' is silent. Hope this helps!

More help on how to pronounce it... i (like eat) ta-da-key-ma (like, ma/pa)- s (kind of like the sound a snake makes).

There is no "marss" sound in Itadakimasu.

It's pronounced like.

Ee-tah-dack-ee-mah-ss

If there was an L in masu it would probaby be pronounced like marss. Which would end up being marrsu/marsu.

But I'm sure this is a spelling mistake.

Fixing it so you wouldn't be confused. ^^

improved by: TaberoCake; gamer1489