いらっしゃいませ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

いらっしゃい (irasshai) +‎ ませ (mase).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) らっしゃいま [ìrássháímáꜜsè] (Nakadaka - [6])[1]
  • IPA(key): [iɾa̠ɕːa̠ima̠se̞]

Interjection[edit]

いらっしゃいませ (rōmaji irasshaimase)

  1. welcome
  2. please come on in

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used by a store person to greet a customer, similarly to "hello, may I help you?"

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9