How to say Goodbye in German: auf wiedersehn

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How to say Goodbye in German: auf wiedersehn

Learning German for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say Goodbye in German: auf wiedersehn
Say it out loud: “auf vee der zeen

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Some more helpful words in our German Greetings category:

Fine, thank you – gut, danke  (goot, dahn kuh)
Good Afternoon – guten tag  (goo ten tahg)
Good Evening – guten abend  (goo ten ah bent)
Good Morning – guten morgen  (goo ten mohr gahn)
Good Night – gute Nacht  (goo teh nahkt)
Goodbye – auf wiedersehn  (auf vee der zeen)
How are you? – wie geht es dir  (vee geet ess dear)
Pleased to meet you – schön sie zu treffen  (shoon zee zoo treh fin)

And here’s how to say Goodbye in other languages!

Arabic–Wada'an  (wa da han)
Chinese–Zàijiàn  (Dzai Jyen!)
Croatian–doviđenja  (doe vuh jane yuh)
Czech–Na shledanou  (nah sklah DAH no)
Finnish–Näkemiin  (nah keh mean)
French–Au revoir  (uh reh vwah)
German–auf wiedersehn  (auf vee der zeen)
Italian–arrivederci!  (ahr ree veh dehr chee)
Japanese–Sayounara  (Sah Yoh Nah Rah)
Korean–Annyeonghi Gyeseyo.  (Ahn Nyung Hee Gye Se Yo.)
Polish–Do widzenia  (Do vee dze' nya)
Portuguese–Adeus  (ah deh-oos)
Russian–Poka  (Pah kah)
Spanish–adios  (ah dee ōhs)
Swahili–kwaheri  (kwa heh ree)
Thai–Sawat Di Khrap/Kha  (sa wat dee krahp/KAH)
Turkish–Allahaısmarladık  (all ah is mar la dik)
Vietnamese–Tạm Biệt  (Tam Bee-Et)

Learning how to say goodbye in a foreign language is an essential. Without it, all you can do is nod and smile as you back out of the storefront or get up from your dining table. Increasingly seasoned travelers will learn various permutations on goodbye, from a casual "bye" or "see you later" to a more formal "thank you, goodbye." If you don't know many words in the language of the country you are visiting, goodbye is one of those words you really wish you knew because it comes in so handy. Let SpeakSheets help you out, whether you are visiting multiple countries or just a single stop.

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