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Learn How to Bid Farewell and Say Goodbye in Different Languages

Goodbye in Different Languages
Saying 'goodbye' is indeed difficult anyway, but one can make it more heartfelt and positive by learning to say it in different languages just so that it brings a smile on the other person's faces. We, in this Penlighten article, tell you how to say goodbye in different languages.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2018
Goodbye Letter
"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends."
                                                                                                                                              ― Richard Bach

Saying goodbye to a loved one can be painful when you are parting ways, be it for the shortest of time. Hold on! Goodbyes need not always be sad and unwanted, as it can also be for a short while as a promise that also says "see you later". In many languages, the equivalent phrase for 'goodbye', actually means see you later!
Learning to say 'goodbye' in different languages is a great way to wish the departing person more warmly. Knowing different languages can prove helpful in this era of globalization. It is a way to explore a whole new culture altogether. When a person travels all around the world for one reason or the other, saying goodbye in the local language becomes necessary. This is as important as the 'hello' and 'thank you'. So, without getting too sentimental, let's try to learn some ways to say goodbye in a few languages!
Ways to Say Goodbye in Different Languages
As Ben Jonson said, "In the hope to meet shortly again, and make our absence sweet." Let's learn to say goodbye in different languages to make the longing less sad and more exciting.
Afrikaans: Totsiens (tôt s ns)
Alaska: Ukudigada
Arabic: Ma'as Salaam (Ma as-salaamah)
Australian: Hooroo (very informal)
Basque: Agur
Bengali (India): Abar Dekha Hobe
Bosnian: zbogom
Cherokee: Donadagohvi (Do-na-da-go-hv-i)
Chinese (Mandarin): Zai Jian, Zai Hui, Bai Bai
Chinese (Cantonese): Zai Geen
Czech: Na Shledanou, Ahoj (informal)
Croatian: Do viđenja
Danish: Farvel, Hej (informal)
Dutch: Tot Ziens, Vaarwel, Doei (informal)
Finnish: Näkemiin, Heippa (informal)
Fijian: Ni Sa Moce, Moce Mada
Filipino: Paalam na
French: Au revoir, À bientôt
Farsi: Ba'adan Mibinamet, Khoda Hafiz, Be Omide Didar
German: Auf Wiedersehen
Ghana: Kan Ga Waanaa
Greek: antio
Gujrati (India): Aavjo
Hawaiian: Aloha
Hebrew: Shalom
Hindi (India): Alvida, Namaste, Chalte Hain
Hungarian: viszontlátásra
Italian: Arrivederci, Addio
Indonesian: selamat tinggal
Irish (Gaelic): Slán, Slán Leat
Israel: Le-Hitra-Ot, Lehit
Japanese: Sayonara
Korean: Annyeong-hi Kashipshio
Latin: Vale, Valete
Latvian: ardievas
Lithuanian: sudie
Mexican: Adiós, Ya Da Ma
Mongolian: bayartai
Norwegian: farvel, Ha Det
Portuguese: Adeus
Polish: Do Widzenia
Romanian: La Revedere, A damaun
Russian: Dasvidaniya
Somali: macsalaameyn
Spanish: Adiós, Hasta la Vista, Hasta Pronto, Nos Vemos
Sinhala: gihin ennan
Swahili: Kwaheri
Swedish: Hej då
Swiss: Tschüss
Taiwan: Minnan/Hoklo
Thai: Sawatdi
Turkish: Eyvallah, Allaha Ismarladik, Elveda
Ukrainian: Do Pobatchenya, Bud Zdorov
Urdu: Khuda Hafiz
Vietnamese: Xin chào ông
Welsh: Hwyl fawr, Da Boch
Xhosa (Africa): Rhonanai
Xucuru (Brazil): Ambera
Yiddish: Zay Gesunt
Zulu: Hamba Kahle

These were a few words that represent the phrase 'goodbye' in different languages around the world The most important thing is to learn the accent of that particular language, as the pronunciations differ from one language to the other. It is not too difficult though, all you have to do is to learn the correct pronunciation techniques of that particular language and practice the word to perfection! Ciao!