Which is correct welcome or welcome

Common misspellings - welcome


The orthographically incorrect spelling of the word "Willkommen" is a spelling mistake that can often be observed. The following are the correct and incorrect spellings of this adjective:

The word "Willkommen" is known to everyone in the German-speaking world and is often used in everyday language as well as in correspondence. This makes the wrong spelling "welcome" all the more serious, but it can be consistently avoided if you follow a simple spelling rule. A briefly pronounced vowel, in the case of "Willkommen", the "i", must always be followed by a double consonant. If "welcome" were correct with just an "l", the word would have to be pronounced with a stretched "i", ie actually as "wielkommen".
The rule that a short vowel requires the setting of a subsequent double consonant can be easily remembered by comparing certain word pairs and pronouncing them consciously. The "ü" in "Hütte" sounds briefly, while in the word "Hüte" it is stretched. This also applies, for example, to "jellyfish" and "torment", "rat" and "rate" or "wet" and "nose".

The adjective "welcome" with a briefly stressed "i" and consequently a double l is a word with extremely positive connotations in every context. It comes from the Middle High German "willekommen" and originally meant "after will come", whereby the "will" in this case equals the meaning of "wish".

Even today, the adjective "welcome" primarily expresses hospitality, but it can also be used as a synonym for words such as "pleasant", "pleasant", "welcome", "convenient" or "desirable". For example, a person who accepts an invitation to a party, meal or visit is usually "welcome". The host, on the other hand, "welcomes" his guests when he greets them in his home or at an event. If the host gives his guests a warm "welcome", the adjective is substantiated and must therefore be capitalized.
In its second meaning, the adjective "welcome" can also be used to express that an event is received with joy. An invitation to a party can be a welcome change or the summer weather can be very welcome when planning a trip into nature. German teachers are also very welcome if their students always write the word with a double l.

Examples of correct application
  • Heartily welcome in the United States of America!
  • You have always been at home with us welcome.
  • I want everyone present welcome be called.
Synonyms: Welcome
  • Good afternoon, hello, hello, hello