You may know how to say hello in Spanish but…
How do you say BYE in Spanish? Well, all you need to know is “Adios.” But, since you’re a greedy Spanish learner and want more…
I’ll give you more. In this guide, you get 15+ ways to say bye in Spanish. There’s even an audio lesson to help you hear real Spanish.
Okay, let’s get into it.
1. Bye – Adios
- Pronunciation: Ah-Dee-Os
This is the best way to say BYE in Spanish. Every Spanish speaking person will understand this. You may use this word to say bye in any kind of situation such a family reunion, at work, after meeting with someone, etc. By saying “adios”, you will never go wrong in saying goodbye in Spanish.
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- Lesson #2 “3-Minute Spanish – Greetings by SpanishPod101.com
This lesson came from SpanishPod101, a Spanish language learning program and website.
2. Ciao/Bye/See You Later – Chao
- Pronunciation: Ch-A-Oh
This is used in some Spanish speaking countries to informally say bye.
You may use this word among close friends. “Chao’s” meaning is more like see you later but easily means bye. After hanging out at the movies with your Spanish speaking friends, surprise them at the end of the night when you are going home by saying “chao!”
3. Until Now – Hasta ahora
- Hasta ahora
- Pronunciation: Ah-Stah Aa-O-Ra
Notice the word “Hasta?” It means “until.”
And you will be seeing it a ton in this guide.
Now, the phrase “Hasta Ahora” is not really used around in the Spanish speaking community, but do not be surprised if someone says bye by saying “hasta ahora”.
4. Until Tomorrow – Hasta mañana
- Hasta mañana
- Pronunciation: Ah-Sta Ma-Ya-Nah
This formal phrase translates to “until tomorrow” in English. You can use it at work when you are saying goodbye to your co-workers after a long day of work. You may dreadfully say “hasta mañana!”
5. Until Later – Hasta luego
- Hasta luego
- Pronunciation: Ah-Sta- Loo-Ee-Go
This phrase translates to “until later” in English.
You can say this when you know you won’t be seeing a certain individual or group of individuals until another time not being tomorrow. You may use this phrase on anyone you think you won’t be seeing anytime soon but not sure when you’ll see them. After hanging out with your family who lives five hours away, you may depart by telling them “hasta luego”.
6. Until Next Time – Hasta la próxima.
- Hasta la próxima.
- Pronunciation: Ah-Sta La Pro-Xy-Mah
“Hasta la próxima.”- This phrase translates to “until the next one” or “until next time” in English. It has a similar meaning to “hasta luego”. After spending the holiday with your distant family, you may say bye to them by saying “hasta la próxima”.
7. You Take Care – Cuídese and Cuidate
- Cuídese and Cuidate
- Pronunciation: Koo-Ee-Day-Seh
- Pronunciation II: Koo-Ee-Dah-Teh
This phrase translates to “take care” but the meaning is “you take care”. This is not a direct way to say bye in Spanish. But, when you tell someone “Okay, cuidese” or “Okay, cuidate,” you mean “Okay, take care.”
This would be an indirect way of saying goodbye in Spanish.
8. You all take care – Cuidense
- Pronunciation: Koo-Ee-Den-Seh
Remember the words above?
This one is very similar to “cuidese” except you are addressing more than one person. So, it is plural. “Cuidense” with an “n” translates to “take care” but the meaning is “you all take care”. After hanging out with a group of people at a restaurant, you may say “cuidense” to say bye to the whole group at once instead of addressing each and every person.
9. See You Soon – Hasta pronto.
- Hasta pronto.
- Pronunciation: Ah-Sta Purr-On-Toe
This phrase literally translates to “until soon” but the idiomatic translation is “see you soon”. This phrase is perfect for any situation in which you are not sure when you’ll see a particular person or persons, but know it won’t be long until you see them again. If you are use to seeing your mom once a week, you may say bye to her by saying “hasta pronto” because you know you plan on seeing your mom the following week to come.
10. We will see each other soon – Nos Vemos
- Nos Vemos
- Pronunciation: No-ohs Vem-Ohs
This phrase translates to “we will see each other soon”. It is commonly used around Spanish speakers.
It is an informal way of saying goodbye to anyone. You may use “nos vemos” among old friends or even co-workers.
11. Goodbye For The Last Time – Hasta siempre
- Hasta siempre
- Pronunciation: Ah-Sta See-Em-Prey
This phrase translates to “goodbye for the last time”. It is a very sad goodbye especially if you are parting from someone you once truly cared about. “Hasta siempre” may be used on a last goodbye to a friendship or even a boyfriend/girlfriend.
So, if you wanted a bitter way to say goodbye in Spanish, this is it.
12. I will see you later – Te veo luego
- Te veo luego.
- Pronunciation: Teh-Veh-Oh Loo-Eh-Go
This phrase translates to “I will you see you later”. You may use this as a form of saying goodbye when you know you will see someone later in the day. A great example would be your husband or wife. When you are headed to work, you may say bye to them by saying “te veo luego”.
13. I will see you around – Nos estamos viendo
- Nos estamos viendo.
- Pronunciation: Nos Eh-Sta-Mos Vee-En-Doh
This phrase literally translates to “we will be seeing each other” but means “I will see you around”. This is a perfect phrase to use if you are a college student who lives on campus. If you leave your roommate before heading to your own class, you may say bye to your roommate by saying “nos estamos viendo”.
14. Goodbye – Abur
- Pronunciation: Ah-Burr
This phrase translates to goodbye in Spain!
It is commonly expressed around Spain. It is not heard of much of anywhere else because it is a word that started in Spain. Another word associated with “abur” that also means bye is “agur”.
15. A Kiss
Another way to say bye in Spanish is to kiss someone on both cheeks. Okay, you’re not literally “saying” but “smooching.”
It is common in places like Puerto Rico. So, do not be alarmed or surprised if a Spanish speaking native does this to you. It is culturally common and okay. You may say bye to your grandmother by kissing her on both cheeks.
Now you know a whole bunch of ways to say bye in Spanish.
The best way to use this “lesson” is to print out and review it every now and then. You learn faster when you review often.
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– Written by the Main Lingua Junkie
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