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).
Welcome! (to customers)
Informally, you might hear どうぞ (dōzo) as a kind of welcome or invitation. Generally it is used when permission is given.
please; here you go
Dōzo meshiagatte mite kudasai.
Please, try [it].
Yes, please / you are welcome to.
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).
Welcome back / Welcome home
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.
No / Don't mention it
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