Hey! Nice to meet you! I believe you are an English language learner and you are looking for different ways to say bye.
Here are 43 English phrases you can say instead of a plain-old “Goodbye” and “Bye-bye”. I will show you the meaning of Goodbye phrases and give you some examples.
You will see the translation of different ways to say Goodbye in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Polish.
Are you bored of just saying ‘bye’ all the time? Here is a whole selection of phrases you can use to make every farewell a jolly one!
- SEE YA!
- SEE YOU LATER
- See you soon
- I leave now
- Bye, Have a good day!
- I am out of here.
- Good night!
- Let’s keep in touch!
- See you tomorrow!
- HAVE A GOOD DAY
- TAKE CARE
- TALK TO YOU LATER
- SO LONG!
- HAVE A GOOD ONE
- CATCH YOU LATER!
- PEACE OUT!
- TAKE IT EASY!
- IN A BIT
- BYE FOR NOW!
- TA TA
- TCHAU! (Brazilian Portuguese OR this is the Italian version ‘Ciao’)
- TCHAU TCHAU
- TCHAU FOR NOW!
- SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!
- IN A WHILE CROCODILE!
- MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
- GOD BLESS YOU
- GO IN PEACE
- UNTIL NEXT TIME!
- UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
- I MUST TAKE LEAVE OF YOU NOW
- TOODLE-OO (This comes from the French phrase – á tout á l’heure)
- DON’T BE A STRANGER!
- I’M OFF!
- I’M OUT OF HERE!
Other Ways to Say BYE
You can use goodbye on any occasion. It’s neutral and can be used with anyone.
- It was nice meeting you today. Goodbye!
This is the shortened version of GOODBYE. It’s more informal, don’t use it when doing business.
- We should grab a coffee over the weekend. Now I got to go. Bye!
3. SEE YA!
A very informal and casual way to say BYE BYE. We use it with friends and family.
- Sorry, I can’t stay for dessert, but I have to go. See ya!
4. LATER! And 5. LATERS!
Casual and informal. Use it when talking to someone you know, or with someone younger than you because LATERS is slang.
- I have a class I have to get to now. Later!
- It’s your twelfth birthday tomorrow. I got you a really nice present. So I’ll see you then. Laters!
6. SEE YOU LATER
This is the full form of LATER, and it’s formal. It can be used on any occasion but is very common when doing business or talking to someone at work.
- I have to get back to my project now. We have a meeting at 5. See you later.
7. SEE YOU SOON
Similar to SEE YOU LATER, but the time of seeing that person is shorter. We use this for talking to people you see regularly.
- Thanks for sending over the report. We can talk more about it during the meeting. See you later.
8. I’LL LEAVE NOW
This is formal and direct. It’s more like an announcement. Use it carefully! Depending on the situation it can seem rude.
- I finished my beer. Good talk. I’ll leave now.
9. BYE, HAVE A GOOD DAY!
Neutral and casual. We use it with people we know.
- Thank you for shopping at K-Mart. Bye, have a good day!
10. I AM OUT OF HERE
Casual. It’s used when you’re familiar with the people you’re talking to, like friends or family.
- Fun having a drink with you guys, but I got to go. I’m out of here!
11. GOOD NIGHT!
Straightforward. We use it in the evening.
- The dinner was excellent, but it’s getting late, so I go. Good night.
Specific way of saying BYE BYE. When you say FAREWELL you don’t know if you’ll see the person again.
- I can’t believe we actually saw each other after all these years. Stay safe, my friend. Farewell.
13. LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH
Straightforward and it means exactly what it says. Use this when you want to stay in touch with someone after they leave.
- The summer has been great. It was so nice you could stay with us. Let’s keep in touch.
14. SEE YOU TOMORROW
Casual and straightforward. You can use it with anyone you see regularly, and you know you’ll see them again tomorrow.
- Finally, done with all the paperwork. Can’t wait to get home. See you tomorrow.
15. HAVE A GOOD DAY
Neutral, and can be used with anyone on any occasion. Since it’s a nice thing to say it can be used when doing business, talking to friends or family, or anything else.
- Thank you for attending our meeting today, Mr. Director. Have a good day.
16. TAKE CARE
Used to wish someone well on any occasion. It’s casual. Good to use when you know the person. It’s not always applicable in a business situation.
- I hope you packed everything. It’s cold in Canada this time of the year. Take care.
17. TALK TO YOU LATER
Straightforward, casual, and can be used with anyone you know.
- I can’t believe we will have to go over all the data one more time. Well, talk to you later then.
18. SO LONG!
Use with people you know since it’s casual and informal. Any occasion is good.
- Long day today, but it was nice having a drink after work. So long!
19. HAVE A GOOD ONE
Casual and informal. Any occasion except formal is good, but make sure you’re at least familiar with the people you say it to.
- Three beers. I think I’m going to grab a cab home. Boys have a good one!
20. CATCH YOU LATER!
Is a less formal version of SEE YOU LATER. It’s casual and used with people you know. Not good for business, but any other situation is okay.
- How about you come over to play some games after school? Cool, catch you later then.
21. PEACE OUT!
This is a slang term that is very informal. You can use it with friends and people you’re close to. Any situation that’s not formal is okay.
- All right peeps, nice having drinks but I got to bounce. Peace out!
22. TAKE IT EASY!
Colloquial, casual, and informal. Used commonly among friends and people you’re familiar with. Any situation except the business is okay.
- You’ve been doing so much work today. Let’s head out. Take it easy!
23. IN A BIT
This is an extension of saying BYE BYE in any other way. Usually, we use SEE YOU IN A BIT. It’s informal and casual. Use it when you’re talking to someone you’ll see fairly soon, and make sure you’re familiar with them.
- All right, I’m heading to the office now. But I’ll see you in a bit.
British slang. Also used outside of Britain, but it’s not very common unless you’re making a joke about how British people talk. Informal and colloquial. Judge the situation accordingly.
- All right mates. I have to head home now. Bye, or as the British would say cheerio!
25. BYE FOR NOW
Friendly and casual. Use it when you’re sure you’re going to see that person soon.
- Nice chatting with you, ladies. Good coffee too. Let’s do it again tomorrow! Bye for now.
26. TA TA
Colloquial and informal. It’s used among friends or people you know well. Not for every situation since it’s often used as a joke, like when you’re imitating how lords and ladies talk.
- Well, lords and ladies of the table, I must leave you now. Ta ta!
27. TCHAU! And 28. TCHAU TCHAU (or Italian CIAO)
Are common ways to say BYE in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian-speaking countries. However, it’s very popular around the world. It’s casual and informal, so use it with people you know.
- So lovely to see you. I know you’ve been busy but let’s meet up at Andrew’s place this weekend. He’s having a party. See you there, tchau tchau!
- I’ll be there in ten minutes. Ciao.
29. TCHAU FOR NOW!
Popular because it rhymes. Just like TCHAU, it’s informal and casual. Good for talking to friends.
- You guys finish up here, I’ll go grab us a table at the Italian place down the street. Tchau for now.
30. SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!
Famous rhyme and way to say BYE BYE to someone. It’s colloquial, informal, and best used among friends. It’s also popular when talking to kids.
- And how are you, young man? Doing well at school I see. That’s great. I’ll see you at the weekend then. See you later alligator.
31. IN A WHILE CROCODILE!
Is another famous rhyme similar to SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR. Those two are used in the same ways.
- Sure Thomas can come over, Brian would love to have a play date. You like playing video games with Brian, don’t you Thomas? Great then, in a while crocodile.
This is a religious term that is used as a way to say Goodbye to someone. Since it’s religious it’s best used when the person you’re talking to is religious themselves. Not for every situation, so make sure it’s applicable.
- It was nice seeing you at mass today. I know your wife has been sick. I hope she gets better soon. Godspeed.
33. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
This is another religious way of saying Goodbye. Used as GODSPEED, but this one is more formal. It’s commonly used in religious institutions, or by priests of any faith.
- Father Samuel is so kind. He organized this charity for our sick son. Thank you so much for your donation. May God be with you.
34. GOD BLESS YOU
Similar to the previous two. Very formal, like MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. Keep in mind that when using religious terms you want to be sure the person you’re talking to won’t mind.
- A wonderful speech you gave at the wake. God bless you.
35. GO IN PEACE
Is also a religious way of saying BYE BYE, but it can also be neutral. The background is Buddhist, and it means that you wish the person well on their journey. It can be used both religiously, and not. Just be careful to judge the situation and the person you’re talking to.
- I know you are angry, but it’s not his fault. You are fine, and the insurance will handle the car. Now let the police do their job. Go in peace.
36. UNTIL NEXT TIME!
Very straightforward. It’s used when you meet someone at regular intervals. So not every day, or as often, but at times you plan out. It’s like an appointment.
- Thank you, doctor. I’ll be sure to take the meds regularly and get back to you on that. Until next time.
37. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Way to say BYE BYE to someone who is going away pretty far. You don’t know when you’ll see them again, but you hope you will. Use it with someone you know is going on a long trip, or back home and you hope they will visit again.
- So great seeing you again! Safe trip back home. Until we meet again!
38. I MUST TAKE LEAVE OF YOU NOW
Very formal. It comes from the Elizabethan Era of the English language, like Shakespeare’s writing. So it’s often used as a joke, more than a formal way to say BYE BYE. So use it in situations like that.
- My fellow compatriots, sharing these drinks was jolly good fun. But I must take leave of you now.
Used informally and casually. We use it to talk to friends.
- I hope we do this again sometime. It’s always a joy. Toodle-oo ladies!
Is another version or TOODLE-OO. It’s used in the same way, but it’s a bit more fun and colloquial.
- Fancy seeing you here. We have to grab a coffee and catch up some time. Friday sounds great, just let me know when. Toodles!
41. DON’T BE A STRANGER
This is somewhat specific because you can’t use it in any situation. It’s commonly used when you’ve seen someone you haven’t seen in a while. When you want to keep in touch, and maybe see them again you can use this.
- Oh my god! Melissa is that you. So nice to see you again. I know you’ve been busy with work. I have to go now, but call me sometime. Don’t be a stranger.
42. I’M OFF!
Pretty straightforward. It’s common to use among friends and people you know. We use it when you have to leave right away.
- Oh, it’s too late. I have a meeting in one hour and have to prepare. Nice seeing you. I’m off.
43. I’M OUT OF HERE!
This one can be tricky because it can mean that you are just leaving. You can use that when you’re talking to friends. But it can also mean that you want to leave because you’re uncomfortable. So use it when the situation is applicable.
- I can’t listen to this anymore. I’m out of here.
What other words and Goodbye phrases have you heard English speakers saying?
See you soon Translation
|English||See you soon|
|Portuguese||Vejo-o em breve|
|Russian||До скорой встречи|
|Polish||Do zobaczenia wkrótce|
Have a good day Translation
|English||Have a good day!|
|Spanish||Que tengas un buen día.|
|French||Passez une bonne journée !|
|Portuguese||Tenha um bom dia!|
|Polish||Życzę miłego dnia!|
|English||God Bless you!|
|Spanish||¡Que Dios te bendiga!|
|French||Que Dieu vous bénisse !|
|Italian||Dio vi benedica!|
|German||Gott segne Sie!|
|Portuguese||Deus vos abençoe!|
|Russian||благослови тебя Господь!|
|Polish||Niech was Bóg błogosławi!|
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