Welcome in many languages

How to welcome people in a variety of different languages.

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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.

Language Welcome
Afrikaans Welkom
Albanian Mirë se vjen
Aleut Qaĝaasakung huzuu haqakux̂
(Thank you all for coming)
Alsatian Wellkumma
Willkumme
Amharic እንኳን ደህና መጣህ- i'nkwuan dehna metah (m)
እንኳን ደህና መጣሽ- i'nkwuan dehna metash (f)
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Ahla w sahla
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً
Aragonese Bienveniu / Bienvenius
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի գալուստ! (Bari galu'st)
Armenian
(Western)
Բարի՜ եկաք: (Pari yegak)
Aromanian Ghini vinit! (plural) Ghini vinishi! (singular)
Assamese আদৰণি (aadaroni)
Asturian Bienveníu / Bienvenida
Azeri Xoş gəlmişsiniz!
Banjar Salamat datang
Basque Ongi etorri
Batak Menjuah-juah! Horas!
Belarusian Вiтаем (Bitaem - We greet you)
Прывiтанне (Pryvitańne - Greetings)
Bengali স্বাগতম (shagotom)
Bhojpuri स्वागत बा (swagat ba)
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) >< pl
Добре дошло (dobre došlo)
Catalan Benvingut (>m), Benvinguda (>f), Benvinguts (pl), Benvingudes (pl/f)
Cebuano Maayong pag-abot
Chamorro Bien binidu / Buen binidu
Chechen марша вагIийла хьо (m)
марша йагIийла хьо (f)
марша дагIийла шу (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)
Cornish Dynnargh dhis
Cornish Dynnargh dhis (sg) Dynnargh dhywgh (pl)
Cuyonon Malipayeng Pag-abot!
Czech Vítáme tĕ (sg/inf) Vítáme vás (pl/frm)
Danish Velkommen
Dutch Welkom
Efik A me di o
Esperanto Bonvenon
Estonian Tere tulemast
Ewe Woezor
Faroese Vælkomin
Finnish Tervetuloa
French Bienvenue
Frisian (North) Wäljkiimen
Frisian (West) Wolkom
Friulian Agradît / Benvignût
Galician Benvido / Benvida
German Willkommen
Georgian კეთილი იყოს თქვენი / შენი მობრძანება
(kethili iqos tk'veni / sheni mobrdzaneba)
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
Guarani Eguahé porá
Gujarati પધારો (padhāro)
Haitian Creole Byen venu / V byenvini / N bèlantre
Hausa Sannu da zuwa
Hawaiian Aloha
Hebrew (baruch haba) ברוך הבא
pl - (bruchim ha-baim) ברוכים הבאים
Hindi स्वागत (svāgat) सवागत हैं (svāgat haiṅ)
Hungarian Üdvözlet; Isten hozott (inf); Isten hozta (frm)
Icelandic Velkomin (>m) Velkominn (>f)
Igbo nno; dalụ
Indonesian Selamat datang
Interlingua Benvenite!
Iñupiaq Qaimarutin
Inuktitut ᑐᙵᓱ (Tunngahugit/Tunngasugit)
Irish (Gaelic) Fáilte
Tá fáilte romhat (sg)
Tá fáilte romhaibh (pl)
Fáilte romhat isteach!
Céad míle fáilte (hundred thousand welcomes)
Italian Benvenuto (sg-m) Benvenuti (pl-m)
Benvenuta (sg-f) Benvenute (pl-f)
Japanese ようこそ (yōkoso)
Javanese Sugeng rawuh
Jèrriais Séyiz les beinv'nu(e)(s)!
Kannada ಸುಸ್ವಾಗತ (susvāgata)
Kazakh Қош келдіңіз! (Qoş, keldiñiz!)
Khmer សូម​ស្វាគមន៍ (sohm swaakohm)
Kinyarwanda Murakaza neza
Korean 환영합니다 (hwangyong-hamnida)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Be kher hati
Kurdish (Sorani) Bi xêr bî
Kyrgyz Kosh kelinizder
Lakota Sioux Taŋyáŋ yahí (sg) Taŋyáŋ yahípi (pl)
Lao ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບ (nyín dee)
Latin Salve
Latvian Laipni lūdzam
Limburgish Wilkóm
Lithuanian Sveiki atvykę
Lojban coi ro do
Lozi Mu amuhezwi
Luxembourgish Wëllkomm
Macedonian Добредојде (Dobredojde) - inf
Добредојдовте (Dobredoydovte) - frm
Malagasy Tonga soa e
Malay Selamat datang
Malayalam സ്വാഗതം (swagatam)
Maltese Merħba
Manx (Gaelic) Failt, Failt royd
Māori Haere mai / Nau mai
Marathi स्वागत आहे (svāgat āhe)
Mazanderani (Xeś bemuni) خش به‌مونی
Mi'kmaq Weltasualuleg
Mongolian Тавтай морилогтун (tavtai morilogtun)
Nahuatl Ximopanōltih
Ndebele (Northern) Siyalemukela
Nepali स्वागतम् (swagatam)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa लसकुस
Northern Sámi Buresboahtin
Norwegian Velkommen
Occitan Benvengut! Benvenguda! Planvengut! Planvenguda!
Oriya Swaagata
Papiamento Bon bini
Pashto (pakheyr) پخير‏
Persian (Farsi) (khosh amadid) خوش آمدید
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!)
Romanian Bine ai venit (inf) Bine ați venit (frm/pl)
Romansh Bainvegni
Russian Добро пожаловать! (Dobro pažálovat'!)
Samoan Afio mai / Susu mai / Maliu mai
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Ennidos
Scots Walcome / Welcum
Scottish Gaelic Fàilte / Ceud mìle fàilte
Serbian Добродошли (Dobrodošli!)
Sesotho Kena ka kgotso! (sg) Kenang ka kgotso! (pl)
Shona Mauya
Sicilian Binvinutu
Sinhala සාදරයෙන් පිලිගන්නවා (sadarayen piligannawa)
Slovak Vitaj (sg/inf) Vitajte (pl/frm)
Slovenian Dobrodošli
Somali Soo dhowow
Spanish Bienvenido (sg) Bienvenidos (pl)
Swahili Karibu (sg) Karibuni (pl)
Swedish Välkommen (sg) Välkomna (pl)
Swiss German Wilkomme
Tagalog Maligayang pagdating; Mabuhay
Tahitian Maeva / Mānava
Tamil வாங்க (vaangha)
Tatar Räxim itegez
Telugu సుస్వాగతం (susvaagatam)
Tetum Ksolok Bodik Mai / Bemvindu
Thai ยินดีต้อนรับ (yin dee dtôn ráp)
Tibetan ཕེབས་པར་དགའ་བསུ་ཞུ།
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
Tok Pisin Welkam
Tongan Talitali fiefia
Tswana O amogetswe (sg) Le amogetswe (pl)
Turkish Hoş geldin (sg) Hoş geldiniz (pl/frm)
Ukrainian Ласкаво просимо (Laskavo prosymo)
Вітаємо (Vitajemo)
Urdu (khush āmdīd) خوش آمديد
Uzbek Xush kelibsiz
Venetian Benvignùo
Benvegnù / Benvegnesto (sg-m)
Benvegnùa / Benvegnesta (sg-f)
Benvegnùi / Benvegnesti (pl-m)
Benvegnùe / Benvegneste (pl-f)
Vietnamese Hoan nghênh
Được tiếp đãi ân cần
Volapük Vekömö
Võro Tere tulõmast
Walloon Benvnuwe
Welsh Croeso
Wolof Merhbe
Xhosa Siya namkela nonke
Yiddish sg (Borekh-Habo) ברוך־הבא
pl (Brukhim-Haboim) ברוכים־הבאים
Yorùbá Ẹ ku abọ
Yucatec Maya Kíimak 'oolal
Zulu Ngiyakwemukela (sg)
Ngiyanemukela (pl)