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.
Let's get started with goodbye in Japanese!
Pronouncing goodbye in JapaneseYou 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”.
If you're bidding someone farewell at night, you could also say good night:
Casual FarewellsOutside of formal situations, you'll hear some more informal ways to say goodbye. Let’s listen to some casual farewells…