I need to know how to say you're welcome, but to my French teacher. I need to know what to use, I have found this phrase so far:

Vous êtes les bienvenus.

  • Since the tag was salutation, I assumed you really meant it as a salutation and not as an answer to “thank you”. Jun 30, 2014 at 11:55

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If you're looking for the French equivalent of You're welcome being the answer to Thank you, it is De rien or Je vous en prie or Il n'y a pas de quoi.

If you're looking for the French equivalent of You're welcome being a salutation (as Welcome or Be welcome) then it is Soyez les bienvenus or Bienvenue.

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    Malgré le fait que votre réponse soit exacte, je crois que dépendamment du contexte, un simple Bonjour est acceptable. En tant que Francophone vivant dans une ville Francophone, rares sont les occasions ou ont nous dira "Soyez les bienvenus", dans un commerce ou un restaurant par exemple.
    – Takoyaro
    Jun 30, 2014 at 12:25
  • nota: in some french-speaking countries, bienvenu also means you're welcome as an answer to thank you.
    – njzk2
    Dec 15, 2015 at 18:24

When inviting your teacher to your place, you can start the conversation with

Bonjour. Soyez le/la bienvenu(e).


Bonjour et bienvenue.


Bonjour, je vous souhaite la bienvenue.

All fit perfectly the situation. You can also choose to add the name of your teacher after “bonjour”, orbonsoir”.

  • When I answer something, the teachers says "Merci", and I like to tell him You're Welcome! in return. Jun 30, 2014 at 13:54
  • @MostafaTalebi: Then this is a completely different question. You tagged the question “salutation”, so it seemed you were asking about greetings. Well, now, it's best to leave this question as is. You may ask a new question (and please make clear what you're looking for this time). You may also have a look at this question, since je vous en prie is actually the most formal answer to “merci”. Jun 30, 2014 at 16:04

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