Goodbye in Japanese
Do you know how to say goodbye in Japanese? After this free audio lesson for beginners you’ll be able to bid farewell with confidence.
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Pronouncing goodbye in Japanese
You have probably heard “Sayōnara” before, which is the most common form of saying “Good-bye”. You may have also heard “Shitsurei shimasu”, another formal farewell phrase which translates literally to “I’m being rude by leaving your presence”.
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If you're bidding someone farewell at night, you could also say good night:
Outside of formal situations, you'll hear some more informal ways to say goodbye. Let’s listen to some casual farewells…
じゃあ ・ じゃあ ね
Jā / Jā ne
See you soon
See you again
See you tomorrow
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