Is there a difference between bienvenido and bienvenida or bienvenidos/bienvenidas? Are they interchangeable or does it have something to do with gender'
They all mean welcome! but they are not interchangeable
- Use bienvenido (masc. sing.) when you address a male person
- Use bienvenida (fem. sing.) when you address a female person
- Use bienvenidos (masc. pl.) when you address two one more people and at least one of them is a male
- Use bienvenidas (fem. pl.)when you address 2 or more people and they're all female
(Adjectives must agree in gender and number with the nouns they qualify )
Eg. Bienvenido a mi casa, Pepe
Bienvenida a mi casa, Pepa
Bienvenidos a mi casa, Pepe y Pepa
Bienvenidos a mi casa, Pepe y Carlos
Bienvenidas a mi casa, Pepa y Marta
La bienvenida is a noun
dar la bienvenida means to welcome someone
eg. Vinieron a darnos la bienvenida - The came to welcome us
Thanks, I had the exact same question. This cleared it up nice and easy .
I meant two or more people
Bienvenidos = Welcome (for everone) / Welcome (for men only)
Bienvenidas = Welcome (for women only)
The masculine plural is used to refer to both genders.