How to say Goodbye in Russian: Poka

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How to say Goodbye in Russian: Poka

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

To say Goodbye in Russian: Poka
Say it out loud: “Pah kah

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Some more helpful words in our Russian Greetings category:

Fine, thank you – Spasibo, horosho.  (Spa see bah, ha ra sho.)
Good Afternoon – Dobryu den' !  (Doh breey dyen !)
Good Evening – Dobryu vecher!  (Doh breey vye chyer !)
Good Morning – Dobroye utro!  (Doh broh ye oo trah!)
Good Night – Spokoynoy nochi!  (Spah koy nay noh chee!)
Goodbye – Poka  (Pah kah)
Hello – Privet  (Pree vyet)
How are you? – Kak dela?  (Kak dee lah?)
Pleased to meet you – Rad/Rada vstreche  (Rad vstre cheh/Radah vstre cheh)

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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