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
AdiósGoodbye
Adéu or deuGoodbye and byeCatalan
ChaoByeFrom the Italian ciao
CuídateTake care
Hasta ahoraSee you soon"Until now"
Hasta entoncesUntil then
Hasta prontoSee you soon"Until soon"
Hasta la próximaSee you next time"Until next time"
Hasta la vistaSee you (later) or until next time“Until the sight”
Hasta luegoSee you later"Until later"
Hasta luego, LucasSee you laterCreated by the comedian Chiquito de la Calzada
Hasta mañanaSee you tomorrow
Hablamos más tardeTalk to you later
Hasta siempreGoodbye forever, see you never or have a good life
Luego hablamosTalk to you later
Me (las) piro, (vampiro)I am leaving"I split (vampire)"
Nos vemosSee you“We will see each other”
Nos vemos luegoSee you later“We will see each other later”
Nos vemos prontoSee you soon“We will see each other soon”
Qué tengas un buen díaI hope you have a good day
Qué (te) vaya bienI hope everything goes well
“I hope it goes well”
Te veo luegoSee you later

FORMAL WAYS

SPAN.ENG.NOTE
AdiósGoodbye
CuídeseTake care
Encantado/a de conocerle/lo/la/sNice to meet youConocerle/s is used in leístas zones
Espero volver a verle/lo/la/s prontoI hope to see you soonVerle/s is used in leístas zones
Ha sido un placer volver a verle/lo/la/sIt has been a pleasure to see you againVerle/s is used in leístas zones
Ha sido un placerIt has been a pleasure
(Ha sido) un placer conocerle/lo/la/sIt's a pleasure to meet youConocerle/s is used in leístas zones
Le/lo/la/s veo luegoSee you laterLe/s is used in leístas zones
Mucho gustoNice too meet you or pleased to meet you
Qué tenga un buen díaI hope you have a good day
Qué le/s vaya bienI hope it goes well
Un placer volver a verle/lo/la/sIt 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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