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 see 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.

LANGUAGE WRITTEN FORM TRANSLITERATION/PRONUNCIATION
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
-
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 (doviduvanye) 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 (formal)
Zdravo (casual) 
Doviđenja
-
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 (formal)
Пока (informal) 

do pobachennya

poka

Urdu خدا حافظ  kkhuda hafiz
Uzbek ko’rishguncha -
Vietnamese Tạm biệt -
Welsh Hwyl fawr (formal)
Hwyl (informal)
 hoo-eel
Xhosa uhambe kakuhle -
Yiddish זײַ געזונט zay gezunt
Zulu Hamba kahle -


Learn How To Say Words And Phrases In 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.

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 speakers 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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