How to say “Welcome” in Japanese

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Additional Pronunciation

ようこそいらっしゃいました(youkoso Irashai mashita)



You may wonder what is the difference between ようこそ(youkoso) andいらっしゃい (irasshai) since they are used in the same sentence

Most likely ようこそいらっしゃいwas broken up and evolved into current form.

The difference?


いらっしゃい=It can also mean come over here

Thus linking the two becomes something like “Welcome to come over here” (Welcome to come all the way to our place)

Check out this post about いらっしゃい

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