Expression Question

What are ways to say goodbye in Japanese?

What are common ways to say goodbye in Japanese for different situations?


さようなら - Sayonara

But really, sayonara isn't used in that many situations. For example, you should use it with your teachers if you're a student leaving a school for the day. It's a formal greeting in this way.

But in other situations it can have the understanding that this is the last time you plan to see someone. It's a very permanent feeling way to say goodbye.

So while it's the most well known way to say goodbye outside of Japan, it's really not used much within Japan. It's a heavy word that is only used in certain situations.



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