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How to welcome people in a variety of different languages.

Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), inf = informal, frm = formal, m = male (said by males), f = female (said by females), >m = said to males, >f said to females.

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Language Welcome
Abkhaz Бзиала шәаабеит (Bziala šəaabeit)
Adyghe Къеблагъ (sg)
Шъукъеблагъ (pl)
Afrikaans Welkom
Akkadian One language is never enough in Akkadian Cuneiform (ḫaṣānu)
(ḫaṣānu)
Aklan Mayad-ayad nga pad-abot
Albanian (Gheg) Mir se vjên
Albanian (Tosk) Mirë se vjen
Aleut Qaĝaasakung huzuu haqakux̂
(Thank you all for coming)
Alsatian Wellkumma
Willkumme
Altay Эзендер (Ezender)
Amharic እንኳን ደህና መጣህ።
(ənkwan dähna mäṭṭah) m
እንኳን ደህና መጣሽ።
(ənkwan dähna mäṭṭaš) f
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Ahla w sahla
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(mrehba) مرحابة
Arabic (Oman) السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Aragonese Bienveniu (>m)
Bienvenida (>f)
Bienvenius (pl)
Bienvenidas (pl/f)
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի գալուստ! (Bari galu'st)
Armenian
(Western)
Բարի՜ եկաք: (Pari yegak)
Aromanian Ghini vinit! (pl)
Ghini vinishi! (sg)
Assamese আদৰণি (adôrôni)
Asturian Bienveníu
Bienvenida
Atikamekw Miro peicak
Azerbaijani Xoş gəlmişsiniz!
Balinese Rahajeng rauh
Bambara Idanse
I ni sɛ
I bisimila (sg)
Aw bisimila (pl)
Banjar Salamat datang
Bashkir Сәләм бирем!
(Säläm biryem!)
Basque Ongi etorri
Batak (Toba) Menjuah-juah!
Horas!
Bavarian Še das d' kemma bisd
Belarusian Вiтаем (Vitajem) - We greet you
Прывiтанне (Pryvitańnie) - Greetings
Bemba Mwaiseni
Bengali স্বাগতম (Sbagôtôm)
Bhojpuri आईं ना (aain naa)
Bikol Maugmang Pag-abot
Maugmang Pagdatong
Dagos tabì
Bislama Welkam
Bosnian Dobrodošli
Breton Degemer mat
Bulgarian Добре дошъл
(Dobre došãl) >1m
Добре дошла
(Dobre došla) >1f
Добре дошли
(Dobre došli) >pl
Добре заварил
(Dobre zavaril) ><1m
Добре заварила
(Dobre zavarila) ><1f
Добре заварили
(Dobre zavarili) Reply to the above
Burmese ကြိုဆိုပါတယ် (kyaosopartaal)
Catalan Benvingut (>m)
Benvinguda (>f)
Benvinguts (pl)
Benvingudes (pl/f)
Cebuano Maayong pag-abot
Malipayong pag-abot
Central Dusun Kopisanangan do kinorikatan
Chabacano de Cavite Bienvenida
Chabacano de Zamboanga Bienvenido (sg)
Bienvenidos (pl)
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Bien binidu
Buen binidu
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Bienbenidu
Chechen Марша вагIийла хьо (Marşa vaġiyla ẋo) - m
Марша йагIийла хьо (Marşa yaġiyla ẋo) - f
Марша дагIийла шу (Marşa daġiyla şu) - pl
Cherokee ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ (Ulihelisdi)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
歡迎 (fùnyìhng)
Chinese
(Hakka)
歡迎 (fon2 ngiang2)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
歡迎光臨 [欢迎光临] (huānyíng guānglín)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
欢迎 (hueugnin)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
歡迎光臨 (hoan-gêng kong-lîm)
Chipewyan Hóʔą ("there's room")
Cimbrian Boolkhent!
Coastal Kadazan Kopivosian do kinoikatan
Cornish Dynnargh dhis (sg)
Dynnargh dhywgh (pl)
Cree ᑕᐋᐧᐤ (Tawâw)
ᑕᑕᐊᐧᐤ (Tatawaw)
ᒥᔪᑌᐦ ᑲ ᐃᐧᓴᒥᐦᐟ ᐊᐄᐧᔭᐠ (Miyoteh ka wisamiht awîyak)
Cuyonon Malipayeng Pag-abot!
Czech Vítej (inf)
Vítejte (frm)
Vítáme tĕ (sg/inf)
Vítáme vás (pl/frm)
Buď vítán (inf/>m)
Buď vítána (inf/>f)
Buďte vítán (sg/frm/>m)
Buďte vítána (sg/frm/>f)
Buďte vítáni (pl)
Danish Velkommen
Dari (Salâm) سلام
Dholuo Ajolo in (I welcome you - sg)
Ajolo wu (pl)
Wajolo in (We welcome you - sg)
Wajolo wu
Dutch Welkom
Dzongkha Chamba lekso
Efik Emedi
Elfdalian Welkumin
English (British) Welcome
Estonian Tere tulemast
Ewe Woé zɔ (sg)
Miawoe zɔ (pl)
Yooo (response)
Extremaduran Bienveníu, -a
Bienllegau, -á
Faroese Vælkomin
Fijian Bula
Finnish Tervetuloa
French Bienvenue
Frisian (North) Wäljkiimen
Frisian (Saterland) Wäilkuumen
Haatelk Wäilkuumen
Frisian (West) Wolkom
Friulian Agradît
Benvignût
Fula (Fulfulde) A ja66aama
Bismilla
Galician Benvido
Benvida
Garhwali सुऔण
Garifuna Buiti achüluruni
Gascon Adiu
German Willkommen
Georgian კეთილი იყოს თქვენი
(k’etili iq’os tkveni)
შენი მობრძანება
(sheni mobrdzaneba)
Greek (Ancient) Ἀσπάζομαι! (Aspádzomai)
Greek (Modern) Καλώς Ορίσατε (Kalós orísate) - frm
Καλώς Όρισες (Kalós órises) - inf
Καλώς Ήλθατε (Kalós ílthate) - frm
Καλώς Ήλθες (Kalós ílthes) - inf
Καλώς Ήρθατε (Kalós írthate) - frm
Καλώς Ήρθες (Kalós írthes) - inf
Greenlandic Tikilluarit
Tikilluaritsi
Guaraní Eguahé porá
Gujarati પધારો (padhaaro)
Haitian Creole Byen venu
V byenvini
N bèlantre
Hausa Sannu da zuwa
Hawaiian Aloha
E komo mai (Come in - used when welcoming sb to your home)
Hebrew (baruch haba) ברוך הבא
pl - (bruchim ha-baim) ברוכים הבאים
Herero Wayakurua
Hiligaynon Dayón
Hindi स्वागत (svāgat)
सवागत हैं (svāgat haiṅ)
Hmong (White) Zoo siab txais tos!
Hungarian Üdvözlet
Isten hozott (inf)
Isten hozta (frm)
Iban Selamat datai
Icelandic Velkomin (>f)
Velkominn (>m)
Igbo Nnọọ
Dalụ
Iloko Naragsak nga Isasanbay
Naragsak nga Idadanon
Indonesian Selamat datang
Iñupiaq Qaimarutin
Paġlagikpiñ (to one person)
Paġlagivsik (to two people)
Paġlagivsi (to three or more people)
Inuktitut ᑐᙵᓱ (Tunngahugit/Tunngasugit)
Irish (Gaelic) Fáilte
Tá fáilte romhat (sg)
Tá fáilte romhaibh (pl)
Fáilte romhat isteach!
Céad míle fáilte
(a hundred thousand welcomes)
Italian Benvenuto (sg>m)
Benvenuti (pl>m)
Benvenuta (sg>f)
Benvenute (pl>f)
Jamaican Welcome
Japanese ようこそ (yōkoso)
Javanese ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦫꦮꦸꦃ
(Sugeng rawuh) (Kromo Inggil)
Jenesch Voschata
Jèrriais Séyiz les beinv'nu(e)(s)!
Kalmyk Ирхитн эрҗәнәвидн (Irxitn erjänävidn)
Kannada ಸುಸ್ವಾಗತ (susvāgata)
Kashubian Witôj (sg)
Witôjtaż (pl)
Witéjce
Kazakh Қош келдіңіз! (Qoş, keldiñiz!)
Khmer សូម​ស្វាគមន៍ (som svakôm)
Khoekhoe (Nama) ǁKhoreǁhare.
Kinyarwanda Murakaza neza
Kiribati Mauri
Korean 환영합니다 (hwangyong-hamnida)
Kumyk Хош гелдигиз
(Хoş geldigiz)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Tu be xér hatî ye! (sg)
Hun be xér hatî ye! (pl)
Kurdish (Sorani) Bi xêr bî
Kyrgyz Кош келиңиз! (Kosh kelingiz!) - sg/frm
Кош келиңиздер! (Kosh kelingizder!) - pl/frm
Ladino (Baruh abá) ברוך הבא
(Vinido bueno) ב׳ינידו בוינו
Lakota Sioux Taŋyáŋ yahí (sg)
Taŋyáŋ yahípi (pl)
Lao ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບ (nyín dee)
Latin Salve
Latvian Laipni lūdzam
Laz კაი მოხთით (Ǩai moxtit)
Lezgi Хвашгелди! (Xwashgeldi!)
Вун хвашгелди! (Vun xwashgeldi!)
Вун атуй, рагъ атуй! (Vun atuj, ragh atuj!) - "you came, sun came"
Limburgish Wilkóm
Lingala Boyei bolamu
Lithuanian Sveiki atvykę
Low Saxon Willkamen
Lozi Mu amuhezwi
Luganda Tukusanyukidde (sg)
Nsanyuse okukulaba (sg)
Tubasanyukidde (pl)
Tusanyuse okubalaba (pl)
Luxembourgish Wëllkomm
Macedonian Добредојде (Dobredojde) - inf
Добредојдовте (Dobredoydovte) - frm
Magahi आवा /a:va:/
Maithili Swagatam
Malagasy Tonga soa (inf)
Tonga soa e (frm)
Malay Selamat datang
Malayalam സ്വാഗതം (swagatam)
Maldivian (Maruhabaa) މަރުޙަބާ
Maltese Merħba
Mam B’a’ntulena
Manx (Gaelic) Failt ort (sg)
Failt erriu (pl)
Māori Haere mai
Nau mai
Marathi तुमचं स्वागत असो
(tumcha svāgat aso)
सुस्वागतम
(susvāgatam)
Marshallese Karuwainene
Mazandarani (Xeś bemuni) خش به‌مونی
Míkmaq Pjila’si (sg)
Pjila’dik (pl)
Monégasque Benvegnüu
Mongolian Тавтай морилогтун (tavtai morilogtun)
Mossi Ne y kena
Mozarabic (Bien venito / Bien venita) بين بنيت
(Bien venitos / Bien venitas) بين بنيتش
Nahuatl Ximopanōltih
Navajo Yá'át'ééh
Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe) Siyalemukela
Ndebele (Southern) Siyalemukela (sg)
Ngiyak'wamukela (pl)
Nepali स्वागतम् (swagatam)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa लसकुस
Nogai Хош келдинъиз!
Northern Sámi Bures boahtin
Northern Sotho Re a go amogela (sg)
Re a le aomgela (pl)
Norwegian Velkommen
Occitan Benvengut!
Benvenguda!
Planvengut!
Planvenguda!
Okinawan めんそーれー (mensooree)
Omaha Údoⁿ thatʰí te
Oriya ସ୍ବାଗତ (Sbāgata)
Ossetian Æгас нæм цу цæут
(Ægas næm cu cæut)
Papiamento Bon bini
Pashto (pakheyr) پخير‏
Pennsylvania German / Dutch Willkumm
Persian (Farsi) frm - (khosh amadid) خوش آمدید
inf - خوش آمدی
Polish Witam Cię (Sg>Sg)
Witamy Cię (Pl>Sg)
Witam Was (Sg>Pl)
Witamy Was (Pl>Pl)
Witam (Sg>Any)
Witamy (Pl>Any)
Witaj (Any>Sg)
Witajcie (Any>Pl)
Portuguese Bem-vindo (>m)
Bem-vinda (>f)
Bem-vindos (pl)
Portuguese (Brazilian) Bem-vindo (>m)
Bem-vinda (>f)
Bem-vindos (pl)
Punjabi ਜੀ ਆਇਆ ਨੂੰ। / جی آیاں نُوں (jī āiā nū̃)
Quechua Haykuykuy! (Come in!)
Rapa Nui Koho-mai
Ka oho mai
Romani T'aves baxtalo
Romanian Bine ai venit (inf)
Bine ați venit (frm/pl)
Romansh Bainvegni
Russian Добро пожаловать! (Dobro požalovat'!)
Rusyn Приємаєме (Pryjemajeme)
Sakha Нөрүөн нөргүй! (Nøryøn nørguj)
Samala (Ineseño) ka ščʰo ha paktina
Samoan Afio mai
Susu mai
Maliu mai
Sango Nzoni gango
Sanskrit स्वागतम् (svāgatam)
Sardinian (Logudorese) Ennidos
Scots Wylcome
Scottish Gaelic Fàilte
Ceud mìle fàilte
(a hundred thousand welcomes)
Serbian Добродошли (Dobrodošli!)
Sesotho Kena ka kgotso! (sg)
Kenang ka kgotso! (pl)
Shona Mauya
Sicilian Bon vinutu (m)
Bon vinuta (f)
Bon vinuti (pl)
Bon juntu (m) [bɔŋˈgjuntu]
Bon junta (f)
Bon junti (pl)
Sinhala සාදරයෙන් පිලිගන්නවා (sadarayen piligannawa)
Slovak Vitaj (sg/inf)
Vitajte (pl/frm)
Slovenian Dobrodošli
Somali Soo dhowow
Sorbian (Lower) Witaj
Witajśo
Witakśo k nam
Sorbian (Upper) Witaj
Witaj k nam
Witajće
Witajće k nam
Spanish Bienvenido (sg)
Bienvenidos (pl)
Sundanese Wilujeng sumping
Swahili Karibu (sg)
Karibuni (pl)
Swazi Wemukelekile (sg)
Nemukelekile (pl)
Swedish Välkommen (sg)
Välkomna (pl)
Swiss German Wilkomme
Tagalog Maligayang pagdating
Mabuhay
Tahitian Maeva
Mānava
Tajik Хуш омадед (Huš omaded)
Хуш омадӣ (Huš omadī)
Tamil (formal) வாருங்கள் (vaarungal) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal) வாங்க (vaangha) [fm]
Tatar Räxim itegez
Telugu సుస్వాగతం (susvaagatam)
Tetum Ksolok Bodik Mai
Bemvindu
Thai ยินดีต้อนรับ (yin dee dtôn ráp)
Tibetan ཕེབས་པར་དགའ་བསུ་ཞུ། (heb-bar kaa-su-shu)
Tigrinya መርሓባ (merhaba)
እንቋዕ ብደሐን መጻእካ (ənqwaˋ bdeHen meSaəka) m
እንቋዕ ብደሐን መጻእኪ (ənqwaˋ bdeHen meSaəki) f
lit. "wonderful that you have arrived safely"
እንቋዕ ብድሐን ጸናሕካ (ənqwaˋ bdeHen SenaHka) m
እንቋዕ ብድሐን ጸናሕኪ (ənqwaˋ bdeHen SenaHki) f
lit. "wonderful that you have stayed well" - response to above
Tokelauan Ulu tons mai
Tok Pisin Welkam
Tongan Talitali fiefia
Tsonga Hami amukela (sg)
Ndzaku amukela (pl)
Tsotsil Lek oy li la tale
Lek oy li la talike
Tswana O amogetswe (sg)
Le amogetswe (pl)
Tumbuka Tempokani
Turkish Hoş geldin (sg)
Hoş geldiniz (pl/frm)
Turkmen Koş geldiniz
Tuvaluan Ulufale mai!
Only used when speaker is indoors and addressee(s) entering
Twi Akwaaba
Mema wo akwaaba (I welcome you)
Yɛma wo akwaaba (We welcome you)
Yaa agya (reply - to an elderly man)
Yaa ɛna (reply - to an elderly woman)
Yaa anua (reply - to a sibling age mate or colleague)
Ukrainian Ласкаво просимо (Laskavo prosymo)
Вітаємо (Vitajemo)
Urdu (khush āmdīd) خوش آمديد
Uyghur قارشى ئالىمىز
(Qarshi alımız!)
Uzbek Xush kelibsiz
Venetian Benvignùo
Benvegnù (sg-m)
Benvegnesto (sg-m)
Benvegnùa (sg-f)
Benvegnesta (sg-f)
Benvegnùi (pl-m)
Benvegnesti (pl-m)
Benvegnùe (pl-f)
Benvegneste (pl-f)
Veps Tervhen tuldes
Vietnamese Hoan nghênh
Được tiếp đãi ân cần
Võro Tere tulõmast
Walloon Benvnuwe
Welsh Croeso
Westrobothnian Velkömmun
Wolof Merhbe
Xhosa Wamkelekile (sg)
Namkelekile (pl)
Yiddish sg (Borekh-Habo) ברוך־הבא
pl (Brukhim-Haboim) ברוכים־הבאים
Yolngu Märr-ŋamathirri
Yoruba Ẹ ku abọ
Yucatec Maya Kíimak 'oolal
Zazaki Ti be xêr amê (sg/inf)
Şima be xêr amê (pl/sg frm)
Zulu Ngiyakwemukela (sg)
Ngiyanemukela (pl)
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Bonvenon
Interlingua Benvenite!
Lojban fi'i
Quenya Alatulya
Alatúlie
Amatulya (Blessed arrival)
Amatúlie (Blessed arrival)
Volapük Benokömö!

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