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Goodbye in many languages

These are phrases you use when parting from others. In some languages those leaving and those staying each use different phrases. The English word goodbye comes from the Old English God þē mid sīe, which means "God be with you".

Glossary of abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), >m = said to men, >f = said to women.

Language Goodbye
Adyghe Гъогу маф!
Тызэрэлъэгъун (see you)
Afrikaans Totsiens
Mooi loop (go/walk well)
Albanian Paçim
Mirupafshim
Shihemi më vonë (see you later)
Aleut Ukudigada
Alsatian Or'var
Amharic ቻው (chaw) - inf
ደህና ሁን (dähna hun) - m
ደህና ሁኚ (dähna hungi) - f
ደህና ሁኑ (dähna hunu) - pl
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(bai) باي (ma'is salāma) مع السّلامة
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Ma3 el saleme
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(ilā al-liqā') إلى اللقاء (ma'a as-salāmah) مع السلامة
Aragonese Adiós / Adixatz / Dica luego / Que vaiga bueno
Arapaho Heetce'noohobe3en
Armenian
(Eastern)
Ց'տեսություն (Ts.tesutyun)
Հաջողությո'ւն: (Hajoghutyun)
Armenian
(Western)
Ցտեսութիւն: (Tsuhdesootyoon)
Յաջողութիւն: (Hachoghootyoon)
Մնաք բարով: (Muhnak parov) - leaving
Երթաք բարով: (Yertak parov) - staying
Assamese বিদায় (biḍai)
Asturian Hasta dempués / Hasta llueu / Ta llueu / Dica llueu / Ta mañana / Ta pronto /Ta la prósima
Azeri Sağol, Xudahafiz (inf)
Sağolun, Salamat qalın, Görüşənədək (frm)
Basque Agur
Belarusian Да пабачэньня (Da pabachen'nya)
Убачымся (Ubachymsia)
Bengali আসি? (ashi?) lit. 'may I come?' = 'may I leave?'
ভালো থাকবেন। (bhalo thakben) lit. 'stay well' - frm
ভালো থেকো। (bhalo theko) - inf
বিদায় নিচ্ছি। (bidae nicchhi) lit. 'I am bidding farewell'
খোদা হাফেজ। (khoda hafez) lit. 'the lord is the keeper' - used by Muslims
Bosnian Zbogom
Do viđenja
Ćao
Zdravo
Breton Kenavo / Ken ar wech all
Bulgarian Довиждане (Doviždane) frm
Чао (Čao) inf
Всичко хубаво (Vsičko hubavo)
Сбогом (Sbogom)
До скоро! (Do skoro) - see you soon
До утре! (Do utre) - till tomorrow
Burmese ဘိုင်။ (bhine)
ဘိုင်ဘိုင်။ (bhinebhine)
Catalan Adéu (goodbye), A reveure (see you),
Que vagi bé (take care), Fins ara (see you soon),
Fins després (see you later),
Ja ens veurem (we'll be in touch),
Fins demà (see you tomorrow)
Cebuano Babay (inf) Manamilit na ko, Hangtod sa sunod, Ayoayo, Magkita lang ta puhon, Dalayegon sa Diyos (God bless)
Chamorro Ådios Esta / Åsta (inf)
Cherokee ᏙᎾᏓᎬᎰᎢ (Donadagvhoi) >sg
ᏙᏓᏓᎪᎲᎢ (Dodadagohvi) >pl
Chinese
(Cantonese)
再見 (joigin) 拜拜 (bāaibaai)
Chinese
(Hakka)
再見 (tsai5kien5) 拜拜 (pai5pai5)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
再見 [再见] (zàijiàn) 拜拜 (bàibài)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
再会 (tzewe) 明朝会 (mintzowê)
Chinese
(Teochew)
请 (chia2)
Cornish Duw genes (sg) Duw genowgh hwi (pl)
Dha weles (see you) Agas gweles (pl)
Dha weles skon (see you soon)
Dha weles diwettha (see you later)
Dha weles a-vorow (see you tomorrow)
Benetugana (God bless) - MC
Dew boz geno (God be with you) - MC
Tereba nessa (until next time) - MC
Anowr (until then) - MC; Comero weeth (take care) - MC
Corsican Avvedeci / À a prossima / À dopu
Croatian Zbogom
Doviđenja
Cuyonon Adios; Amblig (be careful)
Czech Nashledanou Čau
Danish Farvel (frm) Hej hej (inf)
Dutch Tot ziens, Tot straks (see you later)
Tot gauw (see you soon), Dag, Doeg, Doei
Esperanto Ĝis poste, Ĝis (la) revido, Ĝis la, Ĝis, Adiaŭ
Estonian Nägemiseni (head aega)
Faroese Farvæl, Bei, Vit síggjast
Fijian Ni sa moce
Filipino Magandang gabi
Finnish Näkemiin
Moikka
French Au revoir / À bientôt
Frisian (North) Adjiis
Frisian (West) Hoi; Oant sjen; Oant letter
Friulian A riviodisi / A bon riviodisi
Galician Adeus
Georgian ნახვამდის (nakhvamdis)
German Auf Wiedersehen (frm)
Tschüss, Tschö, Tschau/Ciao, Servus (inf)
Bis dann, Bis bald, Bis später
German (Bavarian) Servus; Auf Wieda̦schaung; Wiederschauen
Swiss German Uf Widerluege / Ciao / Tschüss / Bis spöter / Sali / Adieu
Greek (Modern) Γειά σας (ya sas) - frm, Γειά σου (ya su) - inf
Αντίο (adio)
Greenlandic Takuss' (see you)
Ajunnginniarna (farewell)
Inuulluarina (said to someone you won't see again)
Ajunngikkina
Gujarati આવ્જો (āvjo)
Haitian Creole Adye / Orevwa / Babay
N a wè pi ta / A pi ta (see you later)
A demen (until tomorrow)
Hausa Sai sannu
Sai an jima
Sai Gobe
Hawaiian A hui hou / Aloha
Hebrew (lehitraot) להתראות
Hindi नमस्ते (namaste) फिर मिलेंगे (phir milenge)
Hungarian Szia / Viszlát (inf) Viszontlátásra (frm)
Icelandic Vertu blessaður (>m) Vertu blessuð (>f)
Bless á meðan / Bless bless (inf)
Við sjáumst / Sjáumst síðar (see you later)
Igbo ka omesia; ka o di echi (see you tomorrow)
Iloko Agpakadaakon, Kastan/Kasta pay, Sige, Innakon
Indonesian Selamat tinggal (you're leaving)
Selamat jalan (you're staying)
Sampai jumpa lagi
Interlingua Adeo; A revider
Inuktitut ᐃᓛᓂᓗ Ilaanilu
ᑕᓪᕙᐅᔪᑎᑦ Talvauyutin/Tagvauyutit
ᑕᕝᕙᐅᔪᑎᑦ (Tavvaujutit) - to one person
ᑕᕝᕙᐅᔪᓯ (Tavvaujusi) - to many people
ᐊᑦᓱᓇᐃ Atsunai
Iñupiaq Tautugniaqmiġikpiñ / Qiñiġisilgitkikpiñ
Irish (Gaelic) Slán
Slán go fóill
Italian Ciao / Ci vediamo / Arrivederci / Arrivederla (frm)
Italian (Roman dialect) Arrivedece (informal), ArrivedeLa (formal)
Japanese さようなら (sayōnara)
いって来ます (ittekimasu)
- 'I'll be back' - you are leaving
いってらっしゃい (itterasshai)
- 'come back soon' - you are staying
じゃあまたね (jā mata ne) - see you later
Jèrriais À bétôt, À bi, À la préchaine, À tantôt
Kannada ಹೋಗಿ ಬನ್ನಿ ಅಥವಾ ಹೋಗಿ ಬರ್ತೀರಾ?
(hogi banni athavā hogi bartēra?)
Kazakh Сау болыңыз! (Saw bolıñız!)
Khmer លាសិន​ហើយ (lia suhn hao-y)
ជួបគ្នាថ្ងៃក្រោយ (juab kh'nia th'ngay)
Kinyarwanda Murabeho / Mwirirwe (afternoon) / Muramuke (evening) / Turongera
Klallam húy’
Korean 안녕 (annyeong)
안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo) - you are leaving
안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo) - you are staying
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Êvarbaş; Êvara te bi xêr (sg)
Êvarbaş; Êvara we bi xêr (pl)
Kurdish (Sorani) Êware baş
Kyrgyz Кутмандуу кечиниз менен (Kutmanduu kechingiz menen)
Ladino (Adío) אדיו
Lakota Sioux Tókša akhé waŋčhíŋyaŋkiŋ kte
Tókša akhé
Latin Vale / Aveto (sg) Valete / Avetote (pl)
Latvian Uz redzēšanos
Lithuanian Viso gero
Low Saxon Adjüüs / Tschüüs
Lule Sámi Vuojnnalin (>1p) Vuojnnalip (>2+p) Hivás
Luxembourgish Äddi / Awar
Macedonian Довидување (Doviduvanye), Догледање (Dogledanye)
Maldivian Dhanee
Malagasy Veloma; Mandra-pihaona (see you later);
Rahampitso indray ary e (see you tomorrow)
Malay Selamat tinggal (you're leaving)
Selamat jalan (you're staying)
Sampai jumpa lagi
Malayalam എന്നാത് ആകട്ടേ (ennāl ākaṭṭē)
പൊയിവരട്ടെ (poyivaraṭṭe)
Maltese Ċaw / Saħħa / Saħħiet (pl)
Manx (Gaelic) Slane lhiat Bannaght lhiat/lhiu, Hee'm oo/shiu
Māori E noho rā (said by person leaving)
E haere rā (said by person staying)
Hei kona rā (inf)
Marathi येतो (yeto) m
येते (yete) f
पुन्हा भेटू (pūnhā bhetū)
Mauritian Creole Orewar
Mongolian Баяртай (Bayartai)
Дараа уулзая (Daraa uulzii!) see you later
Маргааш уулзая (Margaash uulzii) see you tomorrow
Nahuatl Ye niauh (person leaving) Xiauh ica cualtzin (person staying)
Navajo Hágoónee’ ("okay/alright then") / Hágooshį́į́
Yá’át’ééh / Lá'aa, hágoónee’ (responses)
Ndebele (Northern) Lisale kuhle
Nepali नमस्ते (namaste)
Northern Sámi Báze dearvan (>1p who is staying)
Báhcci dearvan (>2p who are staying)
Báhcet dearvan (>2+p who are staying)
Mana dearvan (>1p who is leaving)
Manni dearvan (>2p who are leaving)
Mannet dearvan (>2+p who are leaving)
Oaidnaleabmai! (>2+p "see you")
Norwegian Ha det bra / Hade (inf) / Adjø / Farvel
Occitan A lèu! Adieu! Adieussiatz!
Ojibwe Wiingezin (inf)
Giga-waabamin menawaa (See you again)
Giga-waabamin naagaj (See you later)
Okinawan 今から行じ来ゅーん (namakara nji chuun)
I'll be back - you are leaving (inf)
今から行じ来ゃーびら (namakara nji chaabira)
I'll be back - you are leaving (frm)
いめんしぇーびり (imensheebiri)
come back soon - you are staying (frm)
めんそーれー (mensooree)
come back soon - you are staying (inf)
行じめんそーれー (nji mensooree)
come back soon - you are staying (inf)
行じめんしぇーびり (nji mensheebiri)
come back soon - you are staying (frm)
御無礼さびら (guburii sabira)
行じ来ゃーびら (njichaabira)
暇拝なびら (ituma wuganabira)
又ん御行会ー拝なびら (mata n wuichee wuganabira)
lit. let's meet again (frm)
又ん御行会ー拝ま (mata n wuichee wugama)
lit. let's meet again (inf)
また明日拝ま (mata acha wugama)
lit. let's meet again tomorrow (inf)
また明日拝なびら (mata acha wuganabira)
lit. let's meet again tomorrow (frm)
行会ー拝なびら ichee wuganabira - frm
行会ー拝ま (ichee wugama) - inf
Old English God þē mid sīe (lit. "God be with you)
Oriya ସୁବିଦାୟ (shubidaay)
Papiamento Ajo / Te aworo / Te otro biaha
Pashto (da khoday pa amaan) دخداى په امان
(makha de khah) مښه د ګلونه
(makha de gulunah) مښه د ښه
Persian (Farsi) (bedrood) بدرود (khoda hafez) خداحافظ
Polish Do widzenia (frm)
Do zobaczenia / Narazie / Cześć (inf)
Portuguese Adeus (frm)
Tchau (inf)
Até logo! (see you)
Até breve (see you soon)
Tem cuidado (take care)
Portuguese (Brazilian) Adeus (frm) Tchau (inf) Até mais! Até breve (see you soon)
Te cuida, Tem cuidado (take care)
Punjabi ਰੱਬ ਰਾਖਾ / ربّ راکھا
(rabb rākhā = "may God protect you")
ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਫਿਰ ਮਿਲਾਂਗੇ ست سری آکال فیر مِلاں گے
(sati sri akālfir milange)
Quechua Tutañam, ripusaq (It is dark already, I'm going)
Huq p'unchaykama (Until another day)
Atispaykiqa, kutimuykuy (Come back if you can)
Tinkunanchiskama (I'll see you later, farewell)
Paqarinkama (Until tomorrow)
Huq ratukama (See you later)
Tupananchiskama (general)
Tupananchikkama (Ayacuco) (till we meet again)
Romanian La revedere
Romansh Chau / Sin seveser / A revair / A pli tard
Russian До свидания! (Do svidanija!) - frm
Пока! (Poka!) - inf
Samoan Tofa soifua
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Scottish Gaelic Beannachd leat/leibh (frm)
Mar sin leat/leibh (reply to beannachd leat)
Tìoraidh / Tìoraidh ma-tha / Tìoraidh an-dràsta (inf)
Bidh mi 'gad fhaicinn (I'll be seeing you)
Chi mi a-rithist thu (I'll see you again)
Feumaidh mi ruith (I must run)
Serbian Довиђења (Doviđenja) - frm
Видимо се касније! (Vidimo se kasniјe!) - See you later!
Видимо се ускоро! (Vidimo se uskoro!) - See you soon!
Видимо се сутра! (Vidimo se sutra!) - See you tomorrow!
Sesotho Sala hantle (to person staying)
Tsamaya hantle (to person leaving)
Shona Sara Zvakanaka (sg) Sariayi Zvakanaka (pl)
Sicilian Addiu / Nni videmu / Salutamu / A biatu
Sinhala ගිහිල්ලා එන්නම් (gihillā ennam) - when leaving
හරි, ගිහින් එන්න (hari, gihin enna) - reply to above
මම යනවා (mama yanawā) = 'I'm going'
හා (hā) - reply to above
Slovak Dovidenia (frm) Zbohom (frm) Čau (inf) Ahoj (inf)
Slovenian Nasvidenje, Zbogom, Zdravo, Živijo, Adijo
Southern Sámi Råekien (to one person) Råekebe (>2+p) Nåå nåå
Spanish Adiós
Hasta luego
Hasta la vista
Hasta mañana
Sundanese Abdi tipayun nya? (said by one leaving) Mangga (response)
Wilujeng angkat / Dugi patepang deui
Dugi kapendak deui
Swahili Kwaheri
Swedish Hej då
Swiss German Uf Widerluege / Ciao / Tschüss / Bis spöter / Sali / Adieu
Tagalog Paálam
Tahitian Nana / Parahi / Araua'e
Tamil போயிட்டு வரேன் (poittu varen)
அப்புறம் பார்க்கலாமே (apram paarkalame)
Tatar Saw bul(iğız) / Xuş(iğız) / Küreşkèngè tiklem
Telugu వెళ్ళొస్తాను (vellostaanu)
వీడ్కోలు (veedkolu)
ఇక సెలవు (ika selavu)
Tetum Hau ba lai / Hepeye / Heppi / Adeus / Atelogu / Ate amanyá
Thai ลาก่อนนะ (laa gòn ná)
Tibetan ག་ལེར་ཕེབས་། (kha-leh phe) - said by person leaving
ག་ལེར་བཞུགས་། (kha-leh shu) - said by person staying
ད་འགྲོ་རན་ཤག། (ta do-ran-sha) - it's time to go
ང་ཚོ་སྐྱིད་པོ་བྱུང་། (nga-tso kyipo chung) - we had a good time
སང་ཉིན་མཇལ་ཡོང་། (sânyi jay-yong) - see you tomorrow
རྗེས་མ་མཇལ་ཡོང་། (jema jay-yong) - see you later
ཡང་སྐྱར་ཕེབས་རོགས་ཨ། (yâng-kya pheb-ro-ah)
Tigrinya ሰላማት (selamat)
Tok Pisin Gutbai / Lukim yu bihain (inf)
Tongan ‘Alu a (to sb going) Faka’au ā (to sb going - vfrm)
Nofo ā (to sb staying) Toki sio (see you later - inf)
Tswana Tsamaya sentle (Go well - said to the those leaving)
Sala sentle (Stay well - said to the those staying)
Go siame / Ke tla go bona (see you)
Ke tla go bôna kamoso (see you tomorrow)
Ke tla go bôna kgantele (see you later)
Turkish Hoşçakal / Güle, güle
Ukrainian До побачення (Do pobačennja)
Ulch Пэдэм дэрэдюксу
Urdu (khuda hafiz) خدا حافظ
Uzbek Hayirli tun
Venda Sala kahle
Venetian Adìo
Vietnamese Chào anh (>m)
Chào chị (>f)
Tạm biệt
Welsh Hwyl, Hwyl fawr, Hwyl nawr, Hwyl am y tro, Tara, Da boch chi
Wolof Ba beneen / Mangi dem
Xhosa Hamba kakuhle (go well) Sala kakuhle (stay well)
Yiddish (Biz shpeter) שפּעטער ביז (Adie) אַדיע
Yapese Kafel / Kefel / Taboch Gow
Yorùbá O da abọ
Yucatec Maya K'a'ak'ate / Taak saama (see you tomorrow)
Taak ulak k'iin (see you later)
Zazaki Xatır be to (inf) Xatır be şıma (frm)
Zulu Sala kahle (sg) >people staying
Salani kahle (pl) >people staying
Hamba kahle (sg) >people leaving
Hambani kahle (pl) >people leaving
Ube no hambo uluhle

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