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Welcome in Chinese / Japanese...

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Japan irasshai mase
Welcome Vertical Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese greeting that you'll hear just about every time you enter a sushi bar, restaurant, or shop in Japan.

This calligraphy would be appropriate to hang by the entry door of your business or shop.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Hiragana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

A Traditional Warm Welcome

China huān yíng guāng lín
A Traditional Warm Welcome Vertical Wall Scroll

This would be the ultimate Chinese "welcome mat." Except it will be on your wall, and people will not step on it.

In a somewhat literal translation, you could say it means, "I feel happiness as I welcome you, as you have brought a shining light to this place with your arrival" or in a more simple way, "I am happy you've come as your presents really brightens up the place."

It has become common for this greeting to be announced by the staff upon the arrival of any customer in to a fancy store in China. You will also see these characters on the "welcome mats" in front of 4 and 5 star hotels in China.

Having this on a wall scroll is an extra nice touch. I have seen a few horizontal scrolls with this phrase on the wall behind the reception desk of better hotels, or near the front door of fine shops. At the most fancy department stores and restaurants in China, several greeters (almost always young women) will stand by the front door all wearing sashes with this phrase embroidered on them. As you walk in, they will bow and say "huan ying guang lin" to welcome you to the establishment.

Note: The first two and last two characters do make words in Korean Hanja but seldom used as a sentence like this in Korean.

Welcome Home

Japan okaerinasai
Welcome Home Vertical Wall Scroll

This is a common Japanese way to say, "welcome home."

This is said by a person greeting another as they return home. It's a typical phrase that is almost said by reflex as part of Japanese courtesy or etiquette.

Sometimes written as 御帰りなさい (just first character is Kanji instead of Hiragana).

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


China jiē dài
Japan settai
Settai Vertical Wall Scroll

接待 is the Japanese surname Settai.

This also is a word that means to receive (a visitor), to admit (allow somebody to enter), reception, welcome, to receive and treat, to entertain, or wait upon.

Make Guests Feel at Home

Home away from home
China bīn zhì rú guī
Make Guests Feel at Home Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese phrase suggests that a good host will make guests feel like they are returning home or are as comfortable as they would be at their own home.

賓至如歸 is also the Chinese equivalent of, "a home away from home," and is used by Chinese hotels, guest houses, and inns to suggest the level of their hospitality will make you feel at home during your stay.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your welcome search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin jiē dài / jie1 dai4
Taiwan chieh tai
Japanese setsutai / せつたい    settai / せったい
Make Guests Feel at Home Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to receive (a visitor); to admit (allow sb to enter)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) reception; welcome; serving (food term); (2) wining and dining; business entertainment; corporate entertainment; entertaining politicians; (surname) Setsutai; (surname) Settai



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Mandarin huān yíng guāng lín / huan1 ying2 guang1 lin2
Taiwan huan ying kuang lin
Make Guests Feel at Home Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese welcome


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Japanese okaerinasai / おかえりなさい
Make Guests Feel at Home Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (interjection) welcome home


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Japanese irasshaimase / いらっしゃいませ
Make Guests Feel at Home Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (expression) welcome (in shops, etc.)

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Mandarin pǐ // fǒu / pi3 // fou3
Taiwan p`i // fou / pi // fou
Japanese hi / ひ    iie(p);iiya;ie(p);ina(p);iya / ie(p);iya;ie(p);ina(p);iya / いいえ(P);いいや;いえ(P);いな(P);いや
Chinese clogged; evil; to negate; to deny; not
Japanese no; the noes; (interjection) (1) (kana only) no; nay; (2) (kana only) well; er; why; (3) (kana only) you're welcome; not at all; don't mention it
no, not

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Mandarin jiē / jie1
Taiwan chieh
Japanese setsu
Chinese to receive; to answer (the phone); to meet or welcome sb; to connect; to catch; to join; to extend; to take one's turn on duty; to take over for sb

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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese mukae / むかえ    mukai / むかい    gei / ge / げい    gyou / gyo / ぎょう
Chinese to welcome; to meet; to face; to forge ahead (esp. in the face of difficulties)
Japanese (surname) Mukae; (surname) Mukai; (surname) Gei; (surname) Gyou
Go to meet, receive, welcome; to go to meet


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Mandarin sān zūn / san1 zun1
Taiwan san tsun
Japanese sanzon;sanson / さんぞん;さんそん
Japanese (1) (さんぞん only) {Buddh} Buddha triad; image of a Buddha attended by two Bodhisattvas; (2) (さんぞん only) {Buddh} (See 三宝) The Three Jewels; Buddha, the teachings of Buddha, and the community of monks and nuns; (3) (さんぞん only) (See 三尊天井) head and shoulders (stock price, etc. chart pattern); (4) the three people one must esteem: master, father, teacher
The three honoured ones: Buddha, the Law, the Ecclesia or Order. Others are: Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, and Mahāsthāmaprāpta, who, according to the Pure-land sect, come to welcome the dying invoker. Another group is Bhaiṣajya, Vairocana, and Candraprabha; and another, Śākyamunī, Mañjuśrī, and Samantabhadra; three honored ones



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Mandarin lái yíng / lai2 ying2
Taiwan lai ying
Japanese raikou / raiko / らいこう
Japanese (surname) Raikou
The coming of Buddhas to meet the dying believer and bid welcome to the Pure Land; the three special welcomers are Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, and Mahāsthāmaprāpta; welcoming



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Mandarin yōu dài / you1 dai4
Taiwan yu tai
Japanese yuutai / yutai / ゆうたい
Chinese preferential treatment; to give preferential treatment
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) preferential treatment; hospitality; warm reception; welcome


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Japanese yuuguu / yugu / ゆうぐう Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) favorable treatment; favourable treatment; hospitality; warm reception; good treatment; hearty welcome


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Japanese kouguu / kogu / こうぐう Japanese (noun/participle) cordial welcome; hearty welcome; kind treatment; hospitality



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Mandarin shàn lái / shan4 lai2
Taiwan shan lai
Japanese zenrai
svāgata, susvāgata; 'welcome'; well come, a title of a Buddha; v. 善逝; well-come


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Mandarin xǐ yǔ / xi3 yu3
Taiwan hsi yü
Japanese kiu / きう
Chinese welcome fall of rain; seasonable rain
Japanese (See 慈雨) friendly shower; welcome rain; rain that comes after a drought


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Mandarin fèng yíng / feng4 ying2
Taiwan feng ying
Japanese hougei / hoge / ほうげい
Chinese (honorific) to greet; to fawn
Japanese (noun/participle) welcome


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Japanese kouguu / kogu / こうぐう Japanese (noun/participle) cordial welcome; hearty welcome; kind treatment; hospitality


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Japanese yosu / よす Japanese (Godan verb with "su" ending) (1) (ksb:) (See 寄せる・11) to include; to welcome (in a group); to let in; (2) (archaism) to bring near; to put close; to let come near


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Mandarin yǐn jiē / yin3 jie1
Taiwan yin chieh
Japanese insetsu / いんせつ
Japanese (noun/participle) interview


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Japanese keiu / keu / けいう Japanese welcome rain; (female given name) Keiu


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Japanese jiu / じう Japanese welcome rain; beneficial rain; blessed rain; rain that comes after a drought; (surname, female given name) Jiu


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Mandarin shòu shǒu / shou4 shou3
Taiwan shou shou
Japanese jushu


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Mandarin jiē yǐn / jie1 yin3
Taiwan chieh yin
Japanese shōin
To receive and lead, to welcome; to lead


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Japanese setsuguu / setsugu / せつぐう Japanese (noun/participle) reception; welcome


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Japanese setsutai / せつたい    settai / せったい Japanese (noun/participle) (1) reception; welcome; serving (food term); (2) wining and dining; business entertainment; corporate entertainment; entertaining politicians; (place-name, surname) Setsutai; (place-name) Settai


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Japanese shinkan / しんかん Japanese (prefix noun) (1) new members (e.g. club); new students; freshman; (2) (abbreviation) (See 新歓コンパ) event to welcome new students, club members, etc. (e.g. welcome party)


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Japanese raigou / raigo / らいごう Japanese the coming of Amida Buddha to welcome the spirits of the dead; (surname) Raikou


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Mandarin kuǎn dài / kuan3 dai4
Taiwan k`uan tai / kuan tai
Japanese kantai / かんたい
Chinese to entertain; to be hospitable to
Japanese (noun/participle) warm welcome; friendly reception; hospitality; entertainment


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Japanese kantai / かんたい Japanese (noun/participle) warm welcome; friendly reception; hospitality; entertainment


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Japanese kangei / kange / かんげい Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) welcome; reception



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Mandarin huān yíng / huan1 ying2
Taiwan huan ying
Chinese to welcome; welcome

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Lookup Welcome in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Welcomeいらっしゃいませirasshai mase
irashai mase
A Traditional Warm Welcome歡迎光臨
huān yíng guāng lín
huan1 ying2 guang1 lin2
huan ying guang lin
huan ying kuang lin
Welcome Homeお帰りなさいokaerinasai
Settai接待settaijiē dài / jie1 dai4 / jie dai / jiedaichieh tai / chiehtai
Make Guests Feel at Home賓至如歸
bīn zhì rú guī
bin1 zhi4 ru2 gui1
bin zhi ru gui
pin chih ju kuei
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