ようこそ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yoku koso → you koso → yoːkoso. From the adverb yoku (well) and the emphatic particle koso. The medial -k- drops out and the resulting -ou- elide into a long vowel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ようこそ (romaji yōkoso)

  1. an expression of appreciation at someones arrival; welcome
     日本へようこそ
    Nihon e yōkoso!
    Welcome to Japan.
    私たちの家へようこそ
    Watashitachi no uchi e yōkoso.
    Welcome to our home.