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Welcome April 05, 2006 5:42 AM

Hi all... I'd like to know how you say "welcome"...

In finnish it's "tervetuloa"...



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 April 05, 2006 6:11 AM

hi Virva! Ahlan! i'll be here with egyptian! Ahlan everyone!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 05, 2006 8:02 AM

Yohkoso!!  [ send green star]
 April 05, 2006 8:18 AM

Willkommen!!      [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 05, 2006 10:41 AM

Germany - Deutschland   


Herzlich Willkommen!

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 April 05, 2006 11:32 AM

sasurveli  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  April 05, 2006 1:11 PM

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 April 05, 2006 1:15 PM

Benvenuto  for a male

Benvenuta ....for a girl

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hii April 05, 2006 4:18 PM

hii ! all. MERHABA (HELLO)FROM TURKEY .  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
In greek "welcome is: "kalos orisate" April 05, 2006 4:19 PM

In greek  language "welcome" is said:

"kalos orisate"  or "kopiaste"

(the stress goes on -os- of kalos and on -ri- of orisate. On kopiaste  is on -as- ).

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 April 05, 2006 4:27 PM

In  swedish is:  välkommen 

             and in plural : välkomna

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 April 06, 2006 12:51 AM

Bem-vindo . Bem-vinda



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In Bulgarian April 06, 2006 12:59 AM

Dobre doshli!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Noch ein Deutscher :-) April 06, 2006 2:15 AM

And thanks for the invitation, Zita!

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 April 06, 2006 2:50 AM

There are several ways to say it in Arabic. The dialect I speak prefers to say

ahlan wa sahlan (Welcome in peace) If you mean Welcome as inthe English "You're welcome" we use "Qadarallahi khair" (May God give you a greater Blessing)

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 April 06, 2006 3:02 AM

Ahlan w sahlan in egyptian arabic  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Thanks for the invite, Magenta! :) April 06, 2006 3:20 AM

I see my language is already covered!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
in Estonian April 06, 2006 3:23 AM

Tere tulemast!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 06, 2006 3:25 AM

another less colorful but more proper Welcome as in Your welcome:

a'af wan

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welcome April 06, 2006 7:54 AM

In Bahasa Indonesia: Selamat datang  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 10, 2006 12:44 PM



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 April 11, 2006 3:32 AM

Literally "welcome is he/she who comes"

Brukhim habaim (plural masculine/mixed)

Barukh haba (single masculine)

Brukha haba-ah (single feminine)

Brukhot habaot (plural feminine)

If you're going to be formal about it, respond:

barukh hanimtzeh (single masculine)

brukhim hanimtza-im (plural masculine/mixed)

brukhot hanimtza-ot (plural feminine)

brukha hanimtzet (single feminine)

Or to welcome someone returning from a journey (blessed are they who return):

brukhim hashavim

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Moe, Woodrow April 11, 2006 3:33 AM

Can't you also say Tfadal in Arabic? Or is that more to welcome someone to tuck in to a meal?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous welcome April 11, 2006 8:03 AM

Isten hozott!

in Hungary

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 April 11, 2006 10:26 AM

khosh amadid  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 11, 2006 10:47 AM

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Moe, Woodrow 3:33 AM
Can't you also say Tfadal in Arabic? Or is that more to welcome someone to tuck in to a meal?  [ send green star]  [ flag for review]

Leiah, That is a phrase I never heard used. But then again most of my Arabic comes from North Africa primarily Morocco. Also at the time I was there I was not Muslim and although I did get to make friends, I  was primarily treated more formal and did not get exposed to some of the more common usage.

Now, I am getting more exposure here in Texas of all places. Most of the people I see are Muslim and from various countries. One family I have gotten to know is from Algeria and they are bringing back a lot of what I have forgotten. My Daughter and her Husband do not speak Arabic in the home, they prefer Urdu as her Husband is from Pakistan.  My daughter tho is very fluent in Arabiic, she speaks the Saudi Dialect. I just have to get her to speak more often in it.

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Thanks everyone April 11, 2006 3:51 PM

for your answers!  And of course, more welcomes in more languages are more than welcome  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  April 23, 2006 1:17 PM



Légy üdvözőlve!

Isten hozott!

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Welcom in Thai language June 18, 2006 1:59 AM

Hello! I juz joined the group last week. I'm from thailand!! gonna reply to this topic first!..hehe.. and this is how to say " Welcome " in Thailanguage " Yin Dee Ton Rub" and if u want to make the sentence become more polite!! juz put " ka" or " krup" at the end of the sentence. " ka" is used by female " krup" is used by male so it will be Yin Dee Ton Rub Ka or Yin Dee Ton Rub Krup hehe..hope u guys understand >_< anyway have a nice day!~~  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 13, 2006 7:43 PM

Bienvenue! (in french)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hi...! December 01, 2006 9:53 AM

What a great group! I'm glad to be here.

in Catalan: benvingut (m) benvinguta (f); in Spanish: bienvenido (m) bienvenida (f)

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*hi* August 14, 2007 1:00 PM

AHLAN is welcome but if your feeling particularly welcoming on any particular day maybe your guest is important or your just a happy person it would be AHLAN WA SAHLAN wich pretty much means your very welcome (but can be used sarcasticly to)

p.s excues the spelling

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 August 16, 2007 2:38 PM

Hello Everyone,

I came across this group and decided to join. It looks like fun. I'm from Honduras and I speak spanish. Welcome is "bienvenido" in that language.
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 August 16, 2007 3:26 PM

Ahlen , welcome  Martha, nice to see you here  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
En espa;ol August 20, 2007 2:42 AM

welcome)Bienvenido  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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Philippines - Maligayang Pagdating  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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Por nada or De nada   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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Dobrodošli   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
in chinese November 24, 2007 3:46 AM

欢迎 [huan ying] -- welcome

欢迎光临 [huan ying guang lin] -- usually heard in stores/hotel/restos/etc, 光临 means presence/attendance.. so literal meaning would be something like: i/we welcome your presence.. normally, biz entities don't say "欢迎" only..

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I November 26, 2007 4:39 PM

Oops sorry, don't know what I was thinking.  Elisa and jose are right, the propery way of saying is "BIENVENINDO".  The one I used on my other message means You're-welcome, the responsive way as when somebody is thanking you for something you've done for them. 

Oh well we're not perfect


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On Serbian November 27, 2007 5:03 AM

Dobro dosli !  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 January 02, 2008 3:36 PM

What a great group! I love this idea. (So you know Mingo is a native american language, it is a dialect of the Ohio Senecas.)

Here's how you say Welcome in Mingo (pronunciation in parentheses):

Taswáyö he (da SWAAAH yo(n) hay)

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anonymous In polish May 23, 2008 11:11 AM

is: witaj
and in plural: witajcie
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 August 13, 2008 2:52 PM

In Portuguese (Brazil):

Seja benvindo!


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Welcome November 05, 2008 1:20 PM

Bine ai venit ! (singular)

Bine ati venit! (plural)

   in Romanian

peace evrybody

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anonymous :) March 07, 2009 3:42 AM

Sveiki atvyke - plural
Sveikas atvykes - singular to a male
Sveika atvykusi - singular to a female

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Welcome May 30, 2009 4:35 AM

in Ukrainian

Ëàñêàâî ïðîñèìî [ Laskavo prosimo ]

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In Maltese February 11, 2010 12:22 AM

Hello I come from the island of Malta in the Mediterranean sea.

Welcome in Maltese is Merhba!

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Welcome March 15, 2010 3:37 AM

undefinedSorry, Anonymous, "üdvözőllek" and "légy üdvözőlve" are mispelled (every ö must be short), but I think neither of them is the same as "welcome", anyway. Okay, they too are some forms of welcome, but too official ones. Therefore they're rare. The general and friendly form is: Üdv! 

"Welcome!" in Hungaryan is "Isten hozott!", as Anita has already mentioned.

I would like to add that it literally means "you've been brought here by God."

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Portuguese January 06, 2012 3:02 PM

Bem-vindo (if you're talking to one man)
Bem-vinda (if you're talking to one woman)
Bem-vindos (plural, if you're talking only to men or men and women)
Bem-vindas (plural, if you're talking only to women)

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Welcome February 16, 2012 5:32 AM

In it dutch you say very simulair:


greetz Maria

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 October 04, 2013 11:03 AM

In Danish that would be: Velkommen

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