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"Welcome to" is a phrase which is often translated as "bienvenido a", and "hello" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "welcome to" and "hello" below.
welcome to(
wehl
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kuhm
 
tu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (greeting)
a. bienvenido a
¡Bienvenidas a Orlando, chicas!Welcome to Orlando, girls!
If this is your first visit, welcome to Portland.Si es tu primera visita, ¡bienvenido a Portland!
2. (when inviting)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
You know you're welcome to come and stay any time you want.Sabes que puedes venir a visitarme cuando quieras.
You're welcome to use the swimming pool while you're here.La piscina está a tu disposición mientras estés aquí.
3. (when relinquishing something not wanted)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(ironic)
This computer's never worked properly. If anyone wants to fix it, they're welcome to it.Esta computadora nunca ha funcionado bien. Al que quiera arreglarla, se la regalo.
You want my job? You're welcome to it!¿Quieres mi trabajo? ¡Es todo tuyo!
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hello(
heh
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lo
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. hola
Hello! How is everything?¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo?
2. (used to answer the telephone)
a.
Hello. Who is calling?Sí. ¿Quién es?
b. hola
Hello. - Hi, it's Ricardo.Hola. - Hola, soy Ricardo.
c. diga
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hello. - Hi. Is Maria there?Diga. - Hola. ¿Se encuentra María?
d. aló (Southern Cone)
Hello. Who is this?Aló. ¿Quién es?
e. bueno
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hello? I can't hear you.¿Bueno? No te escucho.
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