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welcome
[ˈwelkəm]
noun
1. bienvenida (f)
adjective
2. bienvenido(a) (person); grato(a) (news, change)
  • to make somebody welcome ser hospitalario(a) con alguien
  • I don't feel welcome here siento que no soy bienvenido(a) aquí
  • you're always welcome siempre serás bienvenido
  • welcome home! ¡bienvenido a casa!
  • you're welcome to borrow it tómalo or cógelo prestado cuando quieras (español de España)
transitive verb
3. dar la bienvenida a (person); acoger favorablemente (news, change)
  • we welcome this change este cambio nos parece muy positivo
  • to welcome the opportunity to do something alegrarse de tener la oportunidad de hacer algo
welcome [ˈwelkəm]
transitive verb
(receive gladly) [+person] dar la bienvenida a
He moved eagerly towards the door to welcome his visitor... Vernon welcomed me back with a smile and a handshake.
[+news] alegrarse de
while we welcome the news that arms limitations have been agreed, we must point out that .....
he welcomed me in me dio la bienvenida al entrar
Nominations from organizations are welcomed. I warmly welcomed his [proposal]... This [legislation] will be particularly welcomed.
her marriage was not welcomed by the family su matrimonio no fue bien recibido en la familia; we'd welcome your suggestions nos alegraría recibir sus sugerencias
we would welcome your [views] on ... to welcome the return of sb/sth we welcome the return of Terry Wogan as host of 'Blankety Blank' we welcome the return to screen of Clint Eastwood many people will not welcome Mrs Thatcher's return to the political stage nobody would welcome the return of the 3-day week
to welcome sb with open arms recibir a algn con los brazos abiertos
I was welcomed with open arms
noun
bienvenida (f); recibimiento (m)
The tumultuous welcome home he received there was token enough of his popularity.
to give sb a warm/frosty welcome dar a algn una calurosa/fría bienvenida; dar a algn un caluroso/frío recibimiento
I was given a warm welcome by the President of Harvard himself...
let's give a warm welcome to Ed Lilly! ¡demos una calurosa bienvenida a Ed Lilly!; to bid sb welcome dar la bienvenida a algn
to [outstay] [overstay] one's welcome stay too long
adjective
1 [+person, guest, visitor] bienvenido; bien recibido
he's always a welcome guest/visitor Because I was neutral in the conflict I was a welcome visitor in both camps
everyone is welcome todo el mundo es bienvenido or bien recibido
It was clear some members were more welcome than others
he's not welcome here any more aquí ya no es bienvenido
I told him he wasn't welcome in my home
you're welcome especially (US) (in reply to thanks) de nada; no hay de qué
"Thank you for the information." "You're welcome"
you're welcome to it! ¡te lo puedes quedar!
That dog's more trouble than it's worth — they're welcome to it If women want to take on the business world they are welcome to it as far as I'm concerned
I didn't feel very welcome no me sentí muy bien recibido; to make sb welcome hacer que algn se sienta acogido
The women made her welcome Our children seem to be made most welcome
you're welcome to visit any time puedes venir cuando quieras
You are welcome to visit the hospital at any time You know you will always be welcome to come back a conservatory which guests are welcome to use
you're welcome to try puedes probar si quieres; you're welcome to use my car puedes usar mi coche con toda libertad; el coche está a tu disposición
you're welcome to anything you need from here
to roll or put out the welcome mat for sb dar un recibimiento de reyes a algn
Norwich City will roll out the welcome mat for old boys Mel Machin and John Deehan The president put the welcome mat out for foreigners, allowing them majority ownership of companies
2 (acceptable) [+decision] bienvenido
...a welcome cup of coffee
the committee's decision could not have been more welcome
the recent changes are very welcome los recientes cambios son muy bienvenidos
she has made a welcome [return] to the stage
a cup of tea is always welcome una taza de té siempre se agradece; to be welcome news ser una noticia grata
This is welcome news after the economic gloom earlier this year This was welcome [news] for British Gas customers The survival of London Zoo was welcome news to us all it'll be a welcome [relief] to get back to work
shelters provide welcome relief from the sun and flies los refugios proporcionan un grato alivio del sol y de las moscas
A takeover bid would come as a welcome relief The 1 per cent drop in interest rates should prove a welcome relief to UK industry Carol Woods has made a welcome return to Britain with her cabaret show
the bags of flour were a welcome sight to the refugees los refugiados recibieron con alegría las bolsas de harina
The rain was a welcome sight to city water departments
interjection
Hello, good evening and welcome
welcome! ¡bienvenido!; welcome back! ¡bienvenido!
"Welcome back," said Howard, kissing Barbara on the cheek
welcome home! ¡bienvenido a casa!; welcome to Scotland! ¡bienvenido a Escocia!
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