February 7, 2013
why cant I say Wei Bitte? I thought that is also a way to say your welcome
You're mixing up several things here.
- Wie bitte? is something you say when you didn't hear someone properly. "Excuse me? What was that? Come again?"
- bitte has several meanings -- one of them being a response to thanks: "you're welcome! don't mention it! no worries!"
- "Hello, welcome!" is saying that you're glad someone has arrived. It has nothing to do with thanking nor with not hearing something correctly.