Just "Welcome" to reply to "Thank you"?

EnGori

New Member
Spanish
Hi there!

I was wondering if it is correct to say just "Welcome" as a short version of "You're welcome".

Maybe it's ok in informal conversations?

I have searched through the forums and I have not seen this discussed anywhere...

Thanks a lot!
 
  • Jim2996

    Senior Member
    American English
    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    No. Welcome, by itself, means something else.

    Someone comes to your door and rings the bell. You open the door and see someone you are expecting and like. You say,
    "Welcome. Please come in. I'm so glad to see you."

    Doormats are little 'carpets' that people put outside their front door for people to wipe their shoes on. They often have "Welcome" printed on them.

    Again, Welcome.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Welcome to the forum, EnGori

    There are many millions of English speakers in this world and among them, you can find people who mangle our language in one way or another, but that doesn't establish standard usage.

    The above is good advice.
     

    exgerman

    Senior Member
    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    If you hear this, and you listen closely, you'll probably hear a bit of mumble beforehand. The speaker is saying "you're welcome" but the actual muscle movement starts too late so that the sound of the "you're" is not produced fully.
     
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