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Greeting a Guest
If you are the host and your guest has arrived at your house, what can you say to welcome them? Here are some common expressions:
Welcoming a Guest
· I'm so glad to have you here.
· I'm so glad you could come.
· I'm so glad you could visit.
· We're delighted to have you here.
· Delighted to have you here.
Expressions which can be used to make our guests feel at home and comfortable.
Asking a Guest to Come Inside the House
· Come on in.
· Please come in.
· Please do come in. (formal)
Making a Visitor Feel at Home
· Make yourself at home.
· Make yourself comfortable.
· Would you like to take off your coat?
· Here, let me take your coat.
Offering a Visitor a Seat
· Please have a seat.
· Please sit down.
· Would you like to sit over here?
Offering a Visitor Something to Drink
· Would you like some coffee or tea?
· Let me get you something to drink. What would you like?
· Can I get you something to drink?
· It's been a delightful visit. (formal)
· Thank you for coming.
· Glad you could come.
· Come back soon.
· We have to do this again sometime.
· We have to do this more often.
· It's been our pleasure to have you here. (formal)
How do you introduce your friend to someone else? Below are some useful expressions.
· Introducing Paul to Fred
· Fred, I'd like you to meet Paul.
· Fred, this is my friend Paul.
· Fred, (this is) Ichiro. Paul, Fred.
· Fred, have you met Paul?
What to Say When You've Just Been Introduced
· Good to meet you.
· Nice to meet you.
· What a pleasure to meet you. (formal)
· A pleasure. (formal)
What to Say When You Didn't Catch Someone's Name
· I'm sorry. What's your name again?
· Sorry, I didn't catch your name.
· I'm sorry, could you tell me your name again?