"Welcome, good morning!"
Translation:Witaj, dzień dobry!
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The phrase "dzień dobry" consists of two words, but as it comes to the meaning, it is treated as one unit which has the same meaning as the
English: "good day" / "good morning"/ "good afternoon" / "hello".
In the phrase "dobranoc" (good night) the word "dobra" (good) and the
word "noc" (night) got connected some time in the past, for a change...
In contemporary language the word "Zapraszamy" means: We extend our invitation to you/ We invite you/ Please, come in/ Please, come over/ We
want you to drop in/to visit us (We want you to be our client, or our guest). Even though, it may be used as a greeting at times, it means rather: it's us, who extend our hand to some potential visitors, or some potential guests.
Just like the verb "Welcome" is used as a greeting of people who are at the meeting, or are at the doorstep of your house, the formal verbs "witam", or "witamy", and informal, commonly used, exclamations "witaj", or "witajcie"
are used to greet people, who were probably invited in some way before...
Witam - I (the head of the house)/ I (the host) greet you (the guest)
Witamy - We (the TV/radio hosts) greet you (the viewers/listeners)
Witamy Pana/Panią - We (the whole family) greet you (Sir/Madam)
Witaj! - Happy to see you!/Nice to see you (my old friend/my body)!
Witajcie! - Happy to see you!/Nice to see you (my friends/you guys)!
Unfortunately, these expressions, no matter how nice, warm, and friendly, express greetings rather, than unconditional acceptance of any stranger.
"zapraszamy"s literal translation is "We invite". As far as I know, "zapraszamy" is used for "welcome" in formal occasions where "witamy" is used informally.
Since we have no context here "zapraszamy", "zapraszam", "witamy", "witam", "witaj" and "witajcie" should all be accepted, if I understand this correctly. "Zapraszaj" and "zapraszajcie" perhaps too?
In fact, there are two possible meanings of the expression, used in spoken communication and by the host of the event (or the house) only: one, more reserved, formal, used in public meetings, lectures, and official gatherings
(no exclamation mark), and the other one, informal, joyful greeting of some good old friends at the doorstep of your house, at school, at the party, and
any casual, informal and fun meeting, expressed with vocal enthusiasm (!)
Ladies and gentlemen/Ladies/Gentlemen,
Welcome, good morning - Witam państwa/panie/panów, dzień dobry
Welcome, good morning! (Nice/Happy to see you!) - Cieszę się/O, jak się cieszę, że cię/że was widzę!/ Witaj, dzień dobry!/ Witajcie, dzień dobry!
The combination of two formal words "Witam/Witamy" with formal "dzień dobry" sounds natural, but informal "Witaj/Witajcie!" would probably make more sense and sound naturally with the informal word "cześć!" instead.
I've just read in various sources that it used to be dobry dzień some centuries ago, with people who were less literate treating it as one word (dobrydzień), thus accenting the y instead of the o. The literate upper class disliked dobrydzień a lot, so they deliberately changed the word order, so if the (dialect-speaking) lower class were to pronounce it as one word (dzieńdobry) again, the pronunciation would be indistiguishable from dzień dobry, as the accent falls on the penultimate syllable (the letter o).