Maybe you already knowthe most common and simple way to say “goodbye” in Chinese – 再见 [zài jiàn]. Do you want to know more ways to say “goodbye” in Chinese? Today let’s learn some frequently question "How To Say Goodbye In Chinese?".
The most common and simple ways to say goodbye in Chinese
再见 [zài jiàn]-“Goodbye.” “See you again.” If you search the internet for “How to say goodbye in Chinese?”, I’m sure that 再见 [zài jiàn] will be the first answer. 再见 [zài jiàn] -“Goodbye” is very useful, and you can use this expression with everybody and in all kinds of situations.
拜拜 [bái bái]-“Bye bye”, an informal way to say goodbye. It’s a loanword from English, and it’s the most frequent and easy way to say goodbye in Chinese. Almost all the people like to use it in China.
Tips: Because the word 八(8) [bā] sounds close to “bye”, you’ll sometimes see 拜拜 [bài bài] written as 88 or 886 online. So if someone writes 88 or 886 to you, it means “Bye bye”.
Other ways to express goodbye in Chinese
回头见 [huí tóu jiàn] or 回见 [huí jiàn]–“See you soon.” 一会儿见 [yī huǐ er jiàn]–“See you later.”
明天见 [míng tiān jiàn]-“See you tomorrow.” 下周见 [xià zhōu jiàn]-“See you next week.”
下次聊 [xià cì liáo]-“Talk next time.” 有空再聊 [yǒu kòng zài liáo]-“Talk again when you have time.”
再会 [zài huì]- “Later” or “Catch you later” in Chinese . This expression is similar to 再见 (zài jiàn] “Goodbye/Bye”, but not used as often.
再联系 [zài lián xì]- “Keep in touch” “Let’s stay in touch”, also means “Let’s make contact with each other again”.
慢走 [màn zǒu] –“Take it easy.” “Take care.” It is usually used by hosts when guests are saying goodbye.
告辞 [gào cí] or 失陪 [shī péi]-“Excuse me, I’ll take my leave” “Excuse me, I must leave.” These are very formalways to say goodbye in Chinese. When you’re in a formal or polite occasion and you want to announce your departure, either one is acceptable. They show that you havegood manners in Chinese.
我先告辞了。 wǒ xiān gào cí le 。 Excuse me, I’ll take my leave.
不好意思，失陪一下。 bù hǎo yì sī ，shī péi yí xià 。 Excuse me, but I must leave for a while.
保重 [bǎo zhòng] -“Take care.”
告别 [gào bié]- “Say goodbye” , a formal way to say goodbye. For example: 我是来向你告别的。 wǒ shì lái xiàng nǐ gào bié de。 I come to say goodbye to you. You probably wouldn’t say to your friend, but rather a business partner or an older person.
一路平安 [yí lù píng ān] -“Have a safe journey.” or 一路顺风 [yí lù shùn fēng]-“May the wind be with you.” These are often used when your friends are going to have a journey, and you wish them a pleasant journey!
挂了 [guà le] or 挂了啊 [guà le a]- “I’m hanging up.” It is used to say goodbye in Chinese on the phone.
Goodbye in Chinese classical poetry
青山不改，绿水常流 [qīng shān bù gǎi ，lǜ shuǐ cháng liú] “Green mountains do not change, green water often flows.”, which means “There is always a time to meet.”
后会有期 [hòu huì yǒu qī]- “We’ll meet again someday.” It is often used in movies, because it’s a little more dramatic.
天下无不散筵席 [tiān xià wú bú sàn yàn xí] There is no party that cannot be dissolved. It means reunion is relative, eventually we will separate from each other.
生离死別 [shēng lí sǐ bié] — “Part for ever”
一曲离歌两行泪，不知何地再逢君。 yì qǔ lí gē liǎng háng lèi ，bù zhī hé dì zài féng jun。 A song of parting, two lines of tears, I do not know where to meet you again.
剪不断，理还乱，是离愁。 jiǎn bú duàn ，lǐ hái luàn ，shì lí chóu 。 Cannot be cut, also chaos, is parting sorrow.
去年花里逢君别，今日花开已一年。 qù nián huā lǐ féng jun bié ，jīn rì huā kāi yǐ yì nián 。 Last year, we said goodbye in the flower, now it has been a year.
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