Quick answer
"Welcome" is an interjection which is often translated as "bienvenido", and "receive" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "recibir". Learn more about the difference between "welcome" and "receive" below.
welcome(
wehl
-
kuhm
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. bienvenido
Welcome! You've been away for too long, aunt.¡Bienvenida! Estuvo fuera mucho tiempo, tía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (salutation)
a. la bienvenida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Another year and another great welcome from the staff.Otro año, otra gran bienvenida por parte del personal.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (received gladly)
a. bienvenido
Good news is always welcome.Las buenas noticias siempre son bienvenidas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to greet gladly)
a. dar la bienvenida
We're happy to welcome you to our new website.Nos complace darles la bienvenida a nuestro nuevo sitio web.
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receive(
rih
-
siv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to get)
a. recibir
I received a letter in a strange language.Recibí una carta en un idioma extraño.
b. percibir (a sum)
He will receive a $23,000 advance for the novel.Percibirá un avance de $23,000 por la novela.
2. (sports)
a. recibir
The moment he received the ball, he was blocked by two players of the opposing team.En cuanto recibió la pelota fue marcado por dos jugadores del equipo contrario.
3. (to suffer)
a. recibir
He received two bullet wounds in the chest.Recibió dos heridas de bala en el pecho.
4. (to be subject to)
a. recibir (coverage or treatment)
The queen's visit to Italy received wide coverage.La visita de la reina a Italia recibió amplia cobertura.
5. (to greet)
a. recibir
The Pope received the visitors in his rooms in the Vatican.El Papa recibió a los visitantes en sus habitaciones del Vaticano.
6. (telecommunications)
a. recibir
The antenna does not receive a signal.La antena no recibe ninguna señal.
7. (to admit)
a. admitir
The association is not receiving new memberships at this time.La asociación no está admitiendo nuevos socios en estos momentos.
8. (to trade in)
a. traficar con (stolen articles)
The police caught him receiving stolen goods.La policia lo pilló traficando con bienes robados.
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