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How do you say Welcome Back in French?


When you take up French as a foreign language, there are a number of important phrases and sentences that you will have learn and keep at the back of your mind. One such phrase is “Welcome back”. In this brief guide, we will tell you how you can say Welcome Back in French and all the different alterations of the phrase that you will be using while speaking the language. We will start by learning the basic versions and then move on to alterations.

There are a number of foreign languages that you can learn, that add an advantage and weight to your personal knowledge as well as your CV. But one of the most popular and beautiful foreign languages which is widely spoken and officially learned and taught across the globe is French.

How to say Welcome Back in French?

Let’s start with the very basic translation of the phrase:

English: Welcome Back
French: Content de te revoir

Examples using this translation:
English: Renee, Welcome Back
French: Renee, content de te revoir

English: So good to see you again
French: Je suis content de te revoir

Other translations of the same phrase in French include:

  • Bienvenue
  • te revoila
  • bienvenu
  • heureux de vous revoir
  • ravi de vous revoir
  • vous revoila


English: Welcome back to the team, friend.
French: Bienvenue dans l’équipe, mon ami.

te revoila
English: Welcome back to the free World 
French: Te revoila dans le monde libre.

English: Welcome Back to the Hotel.
French: Bienvenu à votre hôtel.

heureux de vous revoir
English: Welcome Back to the family.
French: Heureux de vous revoir dans la famille.

ravi de vous revoir
English: Mr Davidson, welcome back.
French: M. Davidson, ravi de vous revoir.

vous revoila
English: Welcome Back, finally from a tiresome trip.
French: Vous Revoila, enfin d’un voyage fatiguant.

Let us now move on to the versions of this phrase used as some of the major parts of speech.

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“Welcome Back” used as Adverbs

French: Bon retour, contente de vous revoir
Examples of using the Adverb version of the phrase:
English: Welcome back to the show.
French: Bon retour dans lemission.

English: Welcome back, Mr Smith
French: Contente de vous revoir, M. Smith.

“Welcome Back” used as Adjectives

French: content de te revoir, contente de vous revoir, Contente de te revoir

English: Jack, Welcome Back.
French: Jack, content de te revoir.

English: Welcome back, Ladies!
French: Contente de vous revoir.

English: Well, Welcome Back
French: Contente de te revoir.

“Welcome Back” used as Verb

French: accueillir de nouveau

English: Now Welcome Back our old friend Uncle Willie
French: Maintenant, d’accueillir de nouveau notre viel vieil ami Oncle Willie

“Welcome Back” used as Noun

French: accueil

English: And this is my Welcome back gift for you.
French: Et c’est mon cadeau de accueil pour vous.

Now that we have seen the various French versions of the phrase Welcome Back, you may now have a fair idea of how to say Welcome back in French in its various usage ad versions.

Let us now look at various other versions and alterations of the phrase and how you can use them.

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Are there alterations of the Phrase?

Apart from the direct translations of the phrase and its usage in various forms, you can use the phrase in its various alterations as well.

Let us look at the various other alterations of the “Welcome Back” phrase:

English: Welcome Back Home
French: Accueillir à la Maison

English: Welcome Back from your long and tiring journey.
French: Bienvenue de retour de votre long et fatiguant voyage.

English: Welcome Back from your stay at the hospital. Hope you are recovering well.
French: Bon retour de votre séjour à l’hôpital. J’espère que vous vous rétablissez bien.

English: Welcome Back, Friend – hope you had some great years of working abroad.
French: Bienvenue, ami – j’espère que vous avez passé de bonnes années à travailler à l’étranger.

And are there typical phrases to reply these welcomes?

Now that you know all the different translations, versions and the usage of the phrase Welcome Back in French, let us look at some standard phrases that can help you reply to such Welcome Wishes as well.

English: Thank You, It’s nice to be back.
French: Merci, c’est agréable d’être de retour.

English: Thanks, good to receive such a warm welcome.
French: Merci, c’est bien de recevoir un accueil aussi chaleureux.

English: Thank You, it’s a great feeling to be back in the team.
French: Merci, c’est un grand sentiment d’être de retour dans l’équipe.

Apart from that you can use phrases and words as per your liking and choice that best fits the greeting and the greeting statement used.