Welcome in Japanese
How to say "Welcome" in Japanese
There are a few ways to welcome someone in Japanese, but the most common or generic phrase you will hear is ようこそ (yōkoso).
If you are a customer walking into a shop, you would hear いらっしゃいませ (Irasshaimase).
Informally, you might hear どうぞ (dōzo) as a kind of welcome or invitation. Generally it is used when permission is given.
If you want to welcome someone back (normally at home), it's common to use the phrase おかえり なさい (okaeri nasai).
How to say "You're welcome" in JapaneseIf you want to say "you're welcome" in reply to thanks, you can use the phrase どういたしまして (dōitashimashite) or just a casual いいえ (iie) will do.
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