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Common Spanish Goodbyes from Spain Beyond Adiós

Here, you will find the most common Spanish goodbyes from Spain: formal and informal ways.

Learn how to say by in Spanish no matter what circumstance you are in.

Additionally, there are plenty of examples with audios to help you to practice your listening skills.

Aspects to Take Into Account

The same as greetings, 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.

There are three major factors you need to take into account when it comes to say goodbye:

  • Formal or informal ways.
  • Slang.
  • Cultural aspects.

Formal or Informal

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 or an elderly person.

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!

Cultural Aspects

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.), Catalan (CAT.), preterite (pret.), somebody (sb.), something (sth.), usted (Ud.) and ustedes (Uds.).

Informal Ways

Adéu o deu (CAT)


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)
Until next time
“Until the sight”
Hasta luego
See you later
"Until later"
Hasta mañana
See you tomorrow
Hablamos más tarde
Talk to you later
Hasta siempre
Goodbye forever
See you never
Have a good life
Luego hablamos
Talk to you later
Me piro
I am leaving
"I split"
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

Take care
Encantado/a de conocerle/lo/la
Nice to meet you
Espero volver a verle/lo/la pronto
I hope to see you soon
Ha sido un placer volver a verle/lo/la
It has been a pleasure to see you again
Ha sido un placer
It has been a pleasure
Ha sido un placer conocerle/lo/la
It's a pleasure to meet you
Le/lo/la veo luego
See you later
Mucho gusto
Nice too meet you
Pleased to meet you
Qué tenga un buen día
I hope you have a good day
Qué le vaya bien
I hope it goes well
Un placer conocerle/lo/la
It has been a pleasure to meet you
Un placer volver a verle/lo/la
It has been a pleasure to see you again

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.

In addition, now, you can enhance even more your Spanish farewell-related vocabulary and sound like a real Spaniard. Unlock additional phrases and words with our Common Greetings and Goodbyes Audio & eBook.

Finally, we would love to hear from you.

  • What are the most common Spanish goodbyes you use?
  • Do you know any other ways to say by in Spanish?

Share your answers in the comment section below!

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