In Spanish the word “Welcome” changes based on with whom you’re talking. The basic way to say Welcome is “Bienvenido” – a similar word to English, the combination of the words “bien” (well) and “venido” (come). Note how this word changes:
- Bienvenido – when talking to a man
- Bienvenida – when talking to a woman
- Bienvenidos – when talking to all males or a mixed gender group
- Bienvenidas – when talking to all females
Are they a first time visitor?
NO, they are not a first time visitor (Ha estado aquí antes…They’ve been here before… No es su primera vez… It’s not their first time…)
¡Bienvenido* de nuevo!
YES, they are a first time visitor. (Es su primera vez aquí… It’s their first time here… No ha estado aquí antes… They haven’t been here before…)
¡Bienvenido* al Care Center!
Welcome to the Care Center!
*Remember to say BIENVENIDA if you are addressing a woman, and BIENVENIDOS/BIENVENIDAS if you are addressing multiple people.
There is no need to say “Care Center” in Spanish given that it is a proper name.