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    Question have a safe trip back home

    Is it odd to hear somebody in a country says to somebody coming back to the country "have a safe trip back home"?
    Sounds good to me, but is this a sentence used when you see somebody off?

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    Re: have a safe trip back home

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    Is it odd to hear somebody in a country says to somebody coming back to the country "have a safe trip back home"?
    Sounds good to me, but is this a sentence used when you see somebody off?
    Odd? No. The only thing I am confused about in your post is that you said "... somebody in a country says to somebody coming back to the country..." - to which country? Their own or the country they're currently in? It's a little ambiguous.

    The person speaking is either speaking to someone who is leaving or speaking to someone who will be arriving soon.

    Imagine these two conversations by phone:

    Person 1 (in Spain) : I'm going back to Brazil tonight.
    Person 2 (in Spain) : Have a safe trip back home. Hopefully we will meet again one day.
    (Note, this only works if Person 1's permanent home is Brazil)

    Person 1 (in Spain) : I'm coming back to Brazil tonight.
    Person 2 (in Brazil) : Have a safe journey [back home]. I'll see you tomorrow!

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    Re: have a safe trip back home

    Thank you for the examples!
    So I could use it in both situations.
    I'll just be careful with coming/going (direction).

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "... somebody in a country says to somebody coming back to the country..." - to which country?
    I meant like, someboday waiting in a country(Japan) says to somebody coming back to the country(Japan). But I guess It's not clear.

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    Re: have a safe trip back home

    Context normally makes things clear.

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    Re: have a safe trip back home

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post

    I meant like, somebody waiting in a country(Japan) says to somebody coming back to the country(Japan). But I guess It's not clear.
    "Come home safely" would be an appropriate thing to say.

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