How to Say Goodbye Different Languages

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh

To paraphrase Shakespeare, parting can be such sweet sorrow. . . Especially if the person you’re speaking to has no idea what you’re saying! So here’s how to say goodbye in different languages.

Chinese — 再见 Zàijiàn
Croatian — Do videnja; zbogom
Czech — sbohem
Danish — farvel
Dutch — tot ziens; doei
Finnish — näkemiin
French — au revoir; à bientôt
German — Auf Wiedersehen
Greek — αντίο (antío)
Haitian Creole — orevwa
Irish — slán
Italian — arrivederci; ciao
Japanese — さようなら (sayōnara)
Norwegian — ha det; farvel
Polish — do widzenia
Portuguese — até logo; adeus
Russian — до свидания (da svidaniya); пока (paka)
Spanish — adiós
Swedish — Hej då; adjö
Vietnamese — tạm biệt
Welsh — hwyl; da bo