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Best Ways To Say Goodbye In 100 Different Languages

A goodbye is a form of particular saying or expression people use to signify good wishes when parting with someone, usually at the end of a conversation or a meeting. It's the way to say that one person is leaving or departing. The words of goodbye, in particular, are socially constructed by people and language speakers all around the globe, making the art of farewell a global norm and culture.

Why Saying Goodbye Is Important?

Just like saying hello, the pronunciation of farewell words is important as it's a part of one person's manner in conversation. Imagine you're saying things and right after that, your interlocutor is busy packing his bag, showing signs he's about to leave. Without articulating and saying a word to just end the conversation and signify your parting, the entire interaction may end up awkwardly.

Yes, saying goodbye and farewell is actually quite crucial - we're not merely saying goodbye or seeing you later; it's a sign of respect to our friend and maybe a portrayal of continuous bond or friendship. Plus, from now on, you'll have a basic idea of the way to say goodbye in various different languages.

Again, saying goodbye is as simple as saying hello in different languages – it’s a basic phrase one needs to know to fully experience and understand the language of a foreign society. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at the unique ways to say goodbye in different languages. Yes, I provide you with a list of vocabulary - the great vocabulary of 100 goodbye phrases. Let’s go!


How To Say Goodbye In Different Languages

Today, you'll learn the words and phrases that language speakers all over the world use to say goodbye. Yes, you'll learn 100 different ways to say goodbye and I also included the transliteration section to help you in terms of the pronunciation of the farewell phrases of all different languages.

  • Afrikaans: Totsiens
  • Arabic: وداعاً (wadaeaan)
  • Albanian: Mirupafshim
  • Amharic: ቻው (chaw)
  • Aragonese: Adiós
  • Armenian: Ցտեսություն (tstesutyun)
  • Azerbaijani: Salamat qalın
  • Basque: Agur / Aio (informal)
  • Bavarian: auf wiedersehen
  • Belarusian: да пабачэння (da pabačeńnya)
  • Bengali: বিদায় (Biday)
  • Breton: kenavo
  • Bosnian: do viđenja (formal) / ćao (informal)
  • Bulgarian: Довиждане (dovizhdane)
  • Burmese: ႏႈတ္ ဆက္ ပါ တယ္ (note Sat Par Tal)
  • Cantonese: 再見 (joi3 gin3)
  • Chinese: 再见 (zài jiàn)
  • Cebuano: ba-bay/baboosh
  • Cherokee: Donadagohvi
  • Corsican: Avvedeci
  • Croatian: Doviđenja
  • Czech: Na shledanou
  • Danish: Farvel
  • Dutch: Tot ziens
  • English: Goodbye/bye (standard) take care, see you later, see you soon
  • Estonian: Nägemist
  • Finnish: Näkemiin
  • French: Au revoir
  • Georgian: ნახვამდის (nakhvamdis)
  • German: Tschüss
  • Greek: Αντίο (antio)
  • Yasou: Γειά σου (informal) (YAH-soo)
  • Gujarati: આવજો (aavjo)
  • Haitian Creole: Orévwa
  • Hausa: sai an jima
  • Hawaiian: Aloha
  • Hebrew: להתראות (le'hitraot)
  • Hindi: अलविदा (alavida)
  • Hungarian: Viszontlátásra (formal) / Viszlát (informal)
  • Igbo: Ka ọ dị
  • Icelandic: Vertu sæll
  • Indonesian: Sampai jumpa / Sampai ketemu lagi (See you later)
  • Irish: Slán
  • Italian: Arrivederci
  • Japanese: さようなら (sayounara)
  • Javanese: pamit
  • Kannada: ವಿದಾಯ (Vidāya)
  • Kazakh: Cау болыңыз (saw bolıñız)
  • Khmer: លា សិន ហើយ។ (Lea sen heuy)
  • Korean: 잘 가요 (jal gayo)
  • Kurdish: bi xatre te
  • Latin: Vale (singular) / valete (plural)
  • Lao: ລາກ່ອນ (la kon)
  • Latvian: Uz redzēšanos
  • Lithuanian: Iki
  • Luxembourgish: äddi
  • Macedonian: Довидување (doh-vee-DOO-vah-nyeh)
  • Malagasy: Veloma
  • Malay: Selamat tinggal (formal) / babai (informal) / jumpa lagi
  • Malayalam: വിട (vita)
  • Maltese: Addiju
  • Maori: Poroporoaki
  • Mandarin: 再见 (Zài jiàn)
  • Marathi: गुडबाय (punha bhetu)
  • Mikmaq: Nmultis
  • Mongolian: Баяртай (bayartai)
  • Nepali: बिदा भए है त। (bida bhaye hai ta)
  • Norman: Boujou
  • Norwegian: Hade (formal) / Ha det bra
  • Odia: ସୁବିଦାୟ (shubidaaya)
  • Persian / Farsi: خداحافظ (khodâhâfez)
  • Polish: Do widzenia
  • Portuguese: Adeus
  • Punjabi: ਅਲਵਿਦਾ (alvida)
  • Romani: Devlesa
  • Romanian: La revedere
  • Russian: До свидания (da svidània)
  • Samoan: Tofa
  • Serbian: Довиђења (Doviđenja) (formal) / Zdravo (casual)
  • Scottish Gaelic: Beannachd leat (singular, familiar) / Beannacht leibh (plural, respectful)
  • Slovak: Zbohom
  • Slovenian: Zbogom
  • Somali: Macsalaamo
  • Spanish: Adiós
  • Swahili: Kwaheri
  • Swedish: Hejdå
  • Tagalog / Filipino: Paalam
  • Tahitian: Nānā
  • Tamil: பிரியாவிடை (Piriyāviṭai)
  • Thai: ลาก่อน (laa-gɔ̀ɔn)
  • Telugu: సెలవు (selavu)
  • Tswana: Go siame
  • Turkish: Hoşçakalın
  • Ukrainian: До побачення (do pobachennya) (formal) / Пока (poka) (informal)
  • Urdu: خدا حافظ (kkhuda hafiz)
  • Uzbek: Ko’rishguncha
  • Vietnamese: Tạm biệt
  • Welsh: Hwyl fawr (formal) / Hwyl (hoo-eel) (informal) 
  • Xhosa: Uhambe kakuhle
  • Yiddish: זײַ געזונט (zay gezunt)
  • Zulu: Hamba kahle

Learn How To Say Words And Phrases In Different Languages

Goodbye In 100 Different Languages

It’s interesting how all cultures all around the world have many different ways of saying the same thing. From today's lesson, you may now understand that saying goodbye is actually a big deal since all native speakers worldwide say it. If you struggle to imagine how these farewell and goodbye phrases sound like in terms of pronunciation, learn how to say them by going to Ling App from.

By having Ling as your personal digital tutor, you can surely master the way to say goodbye in another language. If you're a fast learner, you might just sound like the native speaker of the language! Now you know the common way to say goodbye in different languages, feel free to learn more and discover the depths of other languages.

Apart from knowing how to say goodbye, learn what are the other basic phrases, expressions, and vocabulary in different languages (any that you prefer) through Ling App. Other than helping you master the art of saying goodbye, Ling can teach you how to speak different languages, understand its words, phrases, expressions, sentences and so much more. Get your Ling Master today and have fun learning different languages!

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