39 Different Ways To Say Goodbye In Spanish

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39 Different Ways To Say Goodbye In Spanish

Goodbyes are a critical part of any language.

How do you say it in Spanish?

Adiós may be the first you learn in courses for Spanish, but there are plenty of other words and phrases you can use.

So read this article to learn a bunch of different ways to say goodbye in Spanish.

Also see my guide on saying hello in Spanish after you finish here.

How to say goodbye in Spanish

Let’s now dive into some different ways to say goodbye in Spanish.

Some of these phrases are formal, and others are informal. Some are ideal for the family while others are ideal for friends.

Which have you used, and which ones will you use next?

1. Adiós

This phrase is one common way to say “goodbye” in Spanish.

It’s a word that you can use when saying goodbye to someone when you’re unlikely to see them again. In other words, it’s a permanent “goodbye.”

2. Hasta la próxima

If you are going to see the person you’ve met again and want to say “goodbye” in Spanish, use hasta la próxima.

This phrase means “until next time.” Remember that if you’re going to say “until next year,” you can modify the word and substitute the la próxima to el próximo, which complements the masculine noun. For example, since año is masculine, you could say hasta el próximo año, cuídate.

3. Hasta luego

You may see someone again on the same day or soon after meeting with them.

In that case, hasta luego is a good phrase you can use to say “goodbye” to someone in Spanish.

This phrase means “see you later,” You can use it with people you don’t know (like a supermarket attendant) or, alternatively, you can use it with friends.

4. Hasta mañana

Use hasta mañana when you want to say “see you tomorrow” in Spanish.

Mañana can mean ”morning,” but it can also mean “tomorrow” in English.

So, in this phrase, you’re using mañana to say “until tomorrow.”

5. Hasta pronto

This phrase is another variation of hasta luego, but it’s slightly different.

Hasta pronto means “see you soon,” and you’ll typically hear this phrase in informal contexts.

For example, if you’re saying goodbye to a family member over the phone, you may hear them say hasta pronto, besitos.

6. Nos vemos

Nos vemos is a casual way to say goodbye to someone you know.

This phrase means “we’ll see us” or “see each other.” You can use nos vemos if you’ll see the person soon.

Feel free to jazz up nos vemos with an extra word like pronto, más tarde, or mañana to modify your meaning.

7. Hasta nunca

There are two opposite situations where you can use hasta nunca.

The first is to say goodbye to someone who has criticized or argued with you. If you never want to see the person again, hasta nunca will do the trick.

The second is when you joke around with friends and want to make a humorous, dramatic exit.

Use hasta nunca in this context to be playful or funny.

8. Nos veremos un día de estos

Nos veremos un día de estos means “see you one of these days.”

Use it when you have plans to see someone in the upcoming days.

You’ve also got a couple of variations available, such as nos veremos allí or ya nos veremos un día.

9. Te veo más tarde

Even though te veo does mean “I see you,” it has another meaning.

In this sense, the present tense verb veo can take on a future meaning: “I will see you”.

Use te veo when you want to say, “I’ll see you”.

10. Te veo a las…

You can be more specific when you wish to say goodbye to someone in Spanish using te veo.

Simply add a las… to then specify when you’ll see them. For example, if you see someone at 3 o’clock, you can say te veo a las tres.

11. Te veo pronto

If you’re not sure when you see someone, but you’ll see them soon, use te veo pronto to say goodbye in Spanish.

Te veo pronto means “I’ll see you soon”.

12. Chao

Chao is a borrowed or loan word that came to Spanish-speaking countries in the 19th century due to the arrival of Italians.

Chao just means “bye.” You’ll hear it in various Spanish-speaking countries.

13. Cuídate

Cuídate is an informal, caring word that means “take care”.

You can tell it’s informal because the pronoun te is stuck onto the end of the phrase cuidarse. Use cuídate with friends and family when you’re saying goodbye in Spanish.

For example, after you’ve had dinner with your family and are about to leave, you may say te veo pronto, cuídate.

14. Que tengas un buen día

Que tengas un buen día means “hope you have a good day”.

It uses the subjunctive tense, as you can see from the verb tengas, since it is a phrase that connotes a wish or a hope.

Use it when you’ve finished meeting someone and want to wish them a good day.

15. Feliz noche

At the end of a meeting with friends, if you want to say goodbye in Spanish or goodnight, you can use feliz noche.

This phrase means “happy night” literally, but it’s OK to use when you want to say goodbye to someone.

16. Páselo bien

Páselo bien means “have a good time,” but you can use it to say goodbye in Spanish just before the person leaves when they’re going to go out for the night.

17. Que lo disfrutes

Just like páselo bien, que lo disfrutes is another phrase you can use to wish someone a good night or good time.

Que lo disfrutes means “hope you enjoy it,” so it can be used in various contexts.

This phrase is informal, as you can see from the conjugation of the verb pasar, but it also uses the subjunctive mood as a wish or hope.

18. Descansa

If you want to tell someone to rest and also say goodbye to them in Spanish, use descansa.

It’s an imperative verb; you can use it with phrases such as hasta mañana. For example, if you’re saying goodbye to in-laws and want to tell them to rest and enjoy the evening, you can say hasta mañana, descansa.

19. Atentamente

Spanish people use atentamente for emails.

If you want to close an email and say goodbye to someone, sign off with atentamente, which means “sincerely”.

Use this one in formal situations and formal emails.

20. Saludos

Use saludos when you want to say goodbye via email.

Saludos, on its own, means “regards” or “greetings” in this context.

As you will see, other versions of saludos are ideal for informal situations.

21. Cariñosos saludos

You can use cariñosos saludos when writing a letter or email to someone you know well.

To say goodbye to them in Spanish in your email, use this phrase: “affectionate greetings” or “affectionate regards”.

22. Mejores deseos

Mejores deseos means “best wishes”.

It can be a closing statement in an email and you can use it to say goodbye to someone in Spanish.

It’s frequently found in written form. You can use it in formal situations.

23. Cordialmente

Again, if you’re saying goodbye to someone in an email or written form, this is another phrase you can use.

Cordialmente means “cordially” in English.

24. Besos

If you’re talking on the phone with a family member and you reach the end of the conversation, you can use besos to say goodbye to them.

For instance, you may close the conversation by saying hablaremos mañana, besitos, chao.

25. Abrazos

Abrazos is another word you can use when saying goodbye to someone in Spanish.

Although it’s more informal, sometimes you hear Spanish speakers on television saying un abrazo fuerte when they’re saying goodbye to an interviewee they regularly interview, such as on Al Rojo Vivo in Spain.

26. Salu2

Use salu2 when sending a WhatsApp message to someone to say goodbye.

As you may tell, salu2 means saludos, where the number 2 is used phonetically to make up the second part of saludos.

27. TQM

Use TQM when sending messages or texts to someone you love and saying goodbye to them in Spanish.

TQM means te quiero mucho, or “I love you a lot”.

28. Suerte

Suerte means “good luck” in Spanish, but you can also use it as a term for parting ways.

You might use suerte when your colleague from work is leaving, and you want to say “goodbye and good luck” to them.

29. Me piro, vampiro

Me piro, vampiro is a funny way to say you’re leaving or about to go somewhere else.

It’s similar to the English phrase “see ya later alligator.”

The verb pirarse means “to leave,” which is why it features in this informal phrase.

30. Así quedamos

If you’re making plans for a holiday itinerary and you reach the end of the conversation, you can use this phase, así quedamos, to end the conversation and say goodbye in Spanish.

Wrap up the conversation by saying ya está, así quedamos, hasta pronto.

31. Me largo

You might want to leave instantly or immediately if you’re in a bad mood.

Me largo is a good option for situations where you want to say goodbye and leave immediately.

32. Nos pillamos después

If you’re in Spain, you’ll hear nos pillamos después frequently.

It means “I’ll see you later.”

Remember this phase by keeping in mind that the verb pillar means “to catch up with,” so the phrase can also mean “we’ll catch up with each other afterward.”

33. Que duermas bien

To say goodnight to someone and “goodbye” in Spanish, you can say que duermas bien.

Que duermas bien means “I hope you sleep well”.

This phrase uses the subjunctive verb tense since it’s a hope or a wish.

34. Quedo a su disposición para cualquier cosa

In formal situations, you’ll hear people using quedo a su disposición para cualquier cosa.

For instance, if you’re speaking to a supervisor who has helped you resolve an issue, they may say quedo a su disposición para cualquier cosa to close the conversation, say goodbye, and make a good impression.

35. Gracias antemano

Here’s another one you can use when closing emails and saying goodbye in Spanish.

Gracias antemano means “thanks beforehand” or “thanks in advance.”

Use it in formal situations, like when you’re asking for a client’s favor and concluding your call or email.

36. Estamos en contacto

Estamos en contacto means “we will be in touch”. It’s another phrase you’ll hear when you’re talking to colleagues and concluding a business deal.

For instance, when you’ve wrapped things up, someone may say fue un placer hacer negocios con vosotros—Estamos en contacto.

37. Todo mi agradecimiento

Another phrase you can use to say goodbye in Spanish in business contexts is todo mi agradecimiento, which means “with all my appreciation.”

Use it at the end of the conversation to bring things to a close in formal scenarios.

38. Fue un placer

If you’ve just met someone for the very first time and are saying goodbye to them, you can use fue un placer to express joy at having met them.

You can follow up with hasta la próxima to let them know you’ll be happy to see them again.

39. Ya me voy

Use ya me voy in informal contexts if you want to say you’re leaving. It’s a casual phrase, and several versions like me fui are used in Latin America.

Why learn other variations aside from adiós?

Adiós is okay.

It can sound a bit formal and a bit “standard.” But it’s not always appropriate to use it.

If you’re joking around with friends and you say adios at the end of the conversation, there’s a slight disconnect between your tones.

This is why you should try to learn other variations aside from adios.

Use these different phrases to say goodbye

There we have it - a list of variations for saying goodbye in Spanish.

If you need a word to say goodbye, you’ll find it in the above list.

Make sure you use these phrases in the right contexts if you don’t want to restrict yourself to adiós.

Hasta el próximo artículo. ¡Saludos!


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