How to say goodbye in German Posted by Larissa on Oct 4, 2016 in Language, People, vocabulary
Last week I finished my Ausbildung (education) to become a fitness instructor and had to say goodbye to my classmates that I’ve spent almost every day with for the past three years! We had an Abschiedsfeier (leaving party) and after having to say goodbye to everyone it inspired me to write a post about the word “goodbye”.
In German there are many different ways how to say goodbye. Here is a vocabulary list so you know exactly what to say at the right time:
Tschüss bye – a short and casual way of saying bye
Auf Wiedersehen see you again soon – “wieder” meaning „again“and “sehen” meaning “to see”
Auf Wiederhören speak to you soon – “horen” means “to hear”, this would be used if you are telephoning with someone.
Bis später See you later
Bis nachher See you afterwards
Bis dann literally translates to “until then”
Bis zum nächsten Mal until the next time
Bis bald bye for now – “bis” meaning “till” and “bald” meaning “soon”
Servus hello/bye – the Bavarian way of saying hello or goodbye
Schönen Tag noch have a nice rest of the day
Es war schön dich kennen zu lernen it was nice to have met you
Ich werde dich vermissen I will miss you
Mach’s gut take care
Ciao bye – this is Italian but Germans also use it very often to say goodbye
Do you know any other ways to say goodbye in German? I hope you enjoyed this post; after the feedback from my last quiz I have decided to write another one and I will be writing a few questions about this topic so make sure you are prepared!
Thanks for reading,
Bis zum nächsten Mal,