Spanish Goodbyes

Common Spanish Goodbyes from Spain - Beyond Adiós

Most Common Spanish Goodbyes Used in Spain

The same as greetings, goodbyes are very important in a conversation. For example, it can be rude not to say goodbye when you finish a conversation. Also, choosing the right way to say goodbye is essential. The type of goodbye you use is going to depend on the situation you are in and the kind of person you are talking to. The same happens when you have a conversation in Spanish. That is why I put together the most common Spanish goodbyes from Spain, to make it easy to say bye in Spanish no matter what circumstance you are in.

Aspects to Think About

Just like greetings, there are three major factors you need to take into account when it comes to say goodbye: Formal or informal ways, slang and cultural aspects.

In Spanish, we talk in a formal way by using the 3rd singular or plural person pronoun (usted) or (ustedes). Unlike in Latin America, people in Spain only use usted in special occasions such as meeting a big boss. However, people in Spain like to be more informal by using the 2nd person pronoun (tú) or tutear, and using the 2nd plural person vosotros/as to address two or more people in a familiar way (i.e. you all).

Slang Spanish goodbyes are also part of the language. Make sure to learn this part too!

In addition, cultural aspects are very important to take into account when saying goodbye. In Spain, people tend to be very close when saying goodbye. When two women say goodbye, they give a each other a symbolic kiss on each cheek (usually, the lips do not really touch the cheeks). On the other hand, men usually shake hands.

List of the Common Spanish Goodbyes Used in Spain

As with other languages, there are different ways to say goodbye in Spanish. Below, you will find the most common informal and formal ways used in Spain.

Abreviations

Spanish (SPAN.), English (ENG.), Preterite (pret.), somebody (sb.), something (sth.), usted (Ud.) and ustedes (Uds.).

INFORMAL WAYS

SPAN.ENG.NOTE
Adiós
Goodbye
Adéu o deu
Goodbye and byeCatalan
Chao
ByeFrom the Italian ciao
Cuídate
Take care
Hasta ahora
See you soon"Until now"
Hasta entonces
Until then
Hasta pronto
See you soon"Until soon"
Hasta la próxima
See you next time"Until next time"
Hasta la vista
See you (later) or until next time“Until the sight”
Hasta luego
See you later"Until later"
Hasta luego, Lucas
See you laterCreated by the comedian Chiquito de la Calzada
Hasta mañana
See you tomorrow
Hablamos más tarde
Talk to you later
Hasta siempre
Goodbye forever, see you never or have a good life
Luego hablamos
Talk to you later
Me (las) piro, (vampiro)
I am leaving"I split (vampire)"
Nos vemos
See you“We will see each other”
Nos vemos luego
See you later“We will see each other later”
Nos vemos pronto
See you soon“We will see each other soon”
Qué tengas un buen día
I hope you have a good day
Qué (te) vaya bien
I hope everything goes well
“I hope it goes well”
Te veo luego
See you later

FORMAL WAYS

SPAN.ENG.NOTE
Adiós
Goodbye
Cuídese
Take care
Encantado/a de conocerle/lo/la/s
Nice to meet youConocerle/s is used in leístas zones
Espero volver a verle/lo/la/s pronto
I hope to see you soonVerle/s is used in leístas zones
Ha sido un placer volver a verle/lo/la/s
It has been a pleasure to see you againVerle/s is used in leístas zones
Ha sido un placer
It has been a pleasure
(Ha sido) un placer conocerle/lo/la/s
It's a pleasure to meet youConocerle/s is used in leístas zones
Le/lo/la/s veo luego
See you laterLe/s is used in leístas zones
Mucho gusto
Nice too meet you or pleased to meet you
Qué tenga un buen día
I hope you have a good day
Qué le/s vaya bien
I hope it goes well
Un placer volver a verle/lo/la/s
It has been a pleasure to see you againVerle/s is used in leístas zones

Final Thoughts

Exactly as what happens with greetings, there are a lot of ways to say goodbye in Spanish. Choose the most convenient one according to your context and situation. However, when in doubt, adiós will take you anywhere.

 

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