Bye now or bye for now?
There are only small differences between bye now and bye for now. They are both used when saying goodbye to someone. The biggest difference between them is in terms of tone.
is most commonly used when you’ve been talking to a person for a while and then decide to leave. It is used to put an abrupt stop to a conversation. Bye now also does not have any indication if you want to see that person again.
Bye for now
is also used to put a stop to a conversation. However, it is much more polite and used when you want to say goodbye in a very nice way. Saying bye for now indicates that you want to see that person again, which is why it’s “for now.”
26 Ways to Say Goodbye in Japanese (Casually & Formally)
- Oh my god, we’ve been talking for ages, and I really have to go. Bye now!
- It was very nice catching up. We should meet sometime for coffee. But bye for now.