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00:13 Jan 24, 2002
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: welcome
How do you say welcome to someone?
Shelley
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1Irassyaimase or Youkosomyonson
4 +1'Yookoso' , or 'Yoku irassyaimashita'Mike Sickler
4 -1kankei suru , dou itashimashite, irasshaimase, youkosoMugdha Chandakkar
4 -2Irashaimasu, Yo kosoSerge L


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -2
Irashaimasu, Yo koso


Explanation:
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    Reference: http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/welcome.htm
Serge L
Local time: 09:10

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Mike Sickler: Probably irasshaimase, not irasshaimasu
10 mins

disagree  Emi White: Refer to Mike's opinion!
15 hrs

neutral  Minoru Kuwahara: "Yo koso" would be fime. Probably you mis-spelled the other term?
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
'Yookoso' , or 'Yoku irassyaimashita'


Explanation:
In everyday conversation with someone, when greeting them as guests to your house, for example, you would probably say:
"Yoku Irassyaimashita"
よくいらっしゃいました。

A more general, less personal welcome would be "Yookoso".
ようこそ
For example, when welcoming a group of Japanese students to New York, you might say "New York e Yookoso".

Mike Sickler
Local time: 17:10

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Emi White
15 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Irassyaimase or Youkoso


Explanation:
Example:Youkoso waga yae:Welcome to my house.
Youkoso:Welcome
Waga: My Ya:House e:TO
Irassyaimase is the most common form of welcome.In Japan if you go to a eating establishment the host would say Irassyaimase,thus meaning "Welcome"

myonson
Local time: 17:10

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Shiho Nakamura: You wouldn't say "Irasshaimase" to a friend or family, though. You only use it to greet your customer.
1 hr

agree  Timothy Takemoto: I have no idea why Ms. Nakamura criticised you. You pointed out that "Irssaimase" is used to customers.
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
kankei suru , dou itashimashite, irasshaimase, youkoso


Explanation:
kankei suru = to welcome someone e.g welcome party for refreshers warm welcome to guests etc.

dou itashimashite = tou are welcome , not mention after the 'thank you'greeting.

irasshaimase = this is used to welcome a customer to the shop, restaurant etc.

youkoso = this is used by announcers etc like welcome to this radio station or tv channel for large no of people. generally not used on personal level..
hope it helps you to pick the right one..

Mugdha Chandakkar
Local time: 13:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in MarathiMarathi

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Emi White: You probably wanted to say "kangei suru", instead of "kankei suru". I don't think you want to use this in conversations, though. "dou itashimashite" is a reply to "thank you". You don't use it when you welcome someone to your place.
11 hrs

neutral  Minoru Kuwahara: "kankei" should be literally "kangeisuru", while you seem to pick up a dictionary's definitions, which may not necessarily be adequate as a conversational expression.
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