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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
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
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
Aragonese Bienveniu
Bienvenius
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!
Banjar Salamat datang
Bashkir Сәләм бирем!
(Säläm biryem!)
Basque Ongi etorri
Batak Menjuah-juah!
Horas!
Bavarian Še das d' kemma bisd
Belarusian Вiтаем (Vitajem) - We greet you
Прывiтанне (Pryvitańnie) - Greetings
Bengali স্বাগতম (shagotom)
Bhojpuri आईं ना (aain naa)
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)
Burmese ကြိုဆိုပါတယ် (kyaosopartaal)
Catalan Benvingut (>m)
Benvinguda (>f)
Benvinguts (pl)
Benvingudes (pl/f)
Cebuano Maayong pag-abot
Malipayong pag-abot
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Bien binidu
Buen binidu
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Bienbenidu
Chechen Марша вагIийла хьо (Marşa vaġiyla ẋo) - m
Марша йагIийла хьо (Marşa iyaġiyla 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!
Cornish Dynnargh dhis (sg)
Dynnargh dhywgh (pl)
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
Dutch Welkom
Efik Emedi
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 (West) Wolkom
Friulian Agradît
Benvignût
Galician Benvido
Benvida
German Willkommen
Georgian კეთილი იყოს თქვენი
(k’etili iq’os tkveni)
შენი მობრძანება
(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 (padhaaro)
Haitian Creole Byen venu
V byenvini
N bèlantre
Hausa Sannu da zuwa
Hawaiian Aloha
Hebrew ברוך הבא
(baruch haba)
ברוכים הבאים
pl - (bruchim ha-baim)
Hindi स्वागत (svāgat)
सवागत हैं (svāgat haiṅ)
Hmong (White) Zoo siab txais tos!
Hungarian Üdvözlet
Isten hozott (inf)
Isten hozta (frm)
Icelandic Velkomin (>f)
Velkominn (>m)
Igbo nno; dalụ
Iloko Naragsak nga Isasanbay
Naragsak nga Idadanon
Indonesian Selamat datang
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 (Kromo Inggil)
Jèrriais Séyiz les beinv'nu(e)(s)!
Kannada ಸುಸ್ವಾಗತ (susvāgata)
Kazakh Қош келдіңіз! (Qoş, keldiñiz!)
Khmer សូម​ស្វាគមន៍ (sohm swaakohm)
Khoekhoe (Nama) ǁKhoreǁhare.
Kinyarwanda Murakaza neza
Kiribati Mauri
Korean 환영합니다 (hwangyong-hamnida)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Be kher hati
Kurdish (Sorani) Bi xêr bî
Kyrgyz Кош келиңиз! (Kosh kelingiz!) - sg/frm
Кош келиңиздер! (Kosh kelingizder!) - pl/frm
Lakota Sioux Taŋyáŋ yahí (sg)
Taŋyáŋ yahípi (pl)
Lao ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບ (nyín dee)
Latin Salve
Latvian Laipni lūdzam
Limburgish Wilkóm
Lithuanian Sveiki atvykę
Lojban fi'i
Lozi Mu amuhezwi
Luxembourgish Wëllkomm
Macedonian Добредојде (Dobredojde) - inf
Добредојдовте (Dobredoydovte) - frm
Malagasy Tonga soa (inf)
Tonga soa e (frm)
Malay Selamat datang
Malayalam സ്വാഗതം (swagatam)
Maldivian Kale ah maruhabaa
Maltese Merħba
Mam B’a’ntulena
Manx (Gaelic) Failt ort (sg)
Failt erriu (pl)
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
Navajo Yá'át'ééh
Ndebele (Northern) Siyalemukela
Nepali स्वागतम् (swagatam)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa लसकुस
Northern Sámi Bures boahtin
Northern Sotho Kena ka kgotso! (sg)
Kenang ka kgotso! (pl)
Norwegian Velkommen
Occitan Benvengut!
Benvenguda!
Planvengut!
Planvenguda!
Okinawan めんそーれー (mensooree)
Oriya ସ୍ବାଗତ (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!)
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)
Samoan Afio mai
Susu mai
Maliu mai
Sanskrit स्वागतम् (swāgatam)
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Ennidos
Scots Walcome
Scottish Gaelic Fàilte
Ceud mìle fàilte
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)
Swahili Karibu (sg)
Karibuni (pl)
Swedish Välkommen (sg)
Välkomna (pl)
Swiss German Wilkomme
Tagalog Maligayang pagdating
Mabuhay
Tahitian Maeva / Mānava
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།
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)
Tuvaluan Ulufale mai!
Only used when speaker is indoors and addressee(s) entering
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)
Vietnamese Hoan nghênh
Được tiếp đãi ân cần
Võro Tere tulõmast
Walloon Benvnuwe
Welsh Croeso
Wolof Merhbe
Xhosa Siya namkela nonke
Yiddish sg (Borekh-Habo) ברוך־הבא
pl (Brukhim-Haboim) ברוכים־הבאים
Yolngu Märr-ŋamathirri
Yoruba Ẹ ku abọ
Yucatec Maya Kíimak 'oolal
Zulu Ngiyakwemukela (sg)
Ngiyanemukela (pl)
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Bonvenon
Interlingua Benvenite!
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