Saying Good-Bye in English

Teacher: Robin    Runtime: 7:10     Series: Beginner 2      icon-heart Donate     

In this greeting video, you will learn many ways to say “good-bye” in English.  These are good for causal and formal meetings.
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[Part 1]

Hello everyone.

In this video, we are going to talk about the basic ways to say, “good-bye.” Alrght…

Now, on the board are the three most common ways to say, “good-bye.”

You probably already know them.

The first one, “good-bye.”

Usually, we write this with a hyphen. Ok…

“Good-bye.”

Now, a lot of my students are scared to say, “good-bye.”

Because they think, “good-bye”, is “good-bye forever.” ok…

I’ll never meet you again.

uhhh, or, I’m…I’ll meet you in a very very long time.

That’s not true. ok…

“Good-bye” is very common and you can meet your friend, at the end of the evening, say, “good-bye.”

And that doesn’t mean “Good-bye forever.” Ok…

So, don’t be scared to say “Good-bye.”

The next one, of course we shorten it.

Make it short….to “Bye”.

Just “bye”.

Very simple.

Very easy.

Very common.

“Bye”. Alright…

And, of course, in Korea, they like to say, “bye, bye”. ok…

A lot of my students always say “bye, bye”.

“Bye, bye”.

“Bye, bye”.

They say it too much. Alright…

You should say, “bye, bye”, sometimes, not every time. ok…

So, try to say “bye” and “good-bye”. Alright…

So, these three are the most common.

Let’s move on to ‘see you’.

1:36 [Part 2]

Ok…let’s look at the ‘see you’ expressions.

Now, “see you” is a very useful and excellent way to say “good-bye.”

Now, of course, you can just say very simple, “see you”. ok…

That means “bye”.

You could also say, “see you soon”. Ok…

“See you soon.”

We’re going to meet soon.

Maybe later today, or tomorrow.

Anyway the time is short; soon. ok…

“See you soon”.

“See you later”.

“See you later”. Ok…

Now this one is special.

“See you later”.

And many people are confused because, “see you later”.

What is “later”?

Now, later today?

Tomorrow?

When is later?

“See you later”. Alright…

Well, sometimes, people say, “see you later”.

That means later today.

Sometimes, they say, “see you later”.

That doesn’t mean later today.

It means just “good-bye”.

Just “bye”. ok…

So this one can be confusing.

So, when someone says, “see you later”, probably you’re not going to meet later. ok…

It’s probably just “bye”.

Alright…the last one here, “see you….”.

You could put any time here.

“See you tonight”.

“See you tomorrow”.

“See you on the weekend”.

“See you on Friday”.

“See you next week”. ok…

Very usefule to tell the person, “good-bye” and when you will see them next. Alright…

Let’s move on to a few more examples of how to say, “good-bye”.

[Part 3]

Ok, let’s look at three more here.

This one.

“Cheers”.

Ok, a lot of students are confused because “cheers” has two meanings.

The first meaning, of course…when you’re drinking beer and you want to celebrate with your friends, you hit the glasses… you say “cheers”. ok…

But this meaning is different than that “cheers”.

This meaning is just, “bye”. Ok…

so, “cheers”.

That just means “bye”.

Especially in e-mails.

People write their e-mails…at the bottom, “cheers”. Ok…

“Bye”.

The next one, “take care”.

“Take care” is a very sweet and friendly way to say “good-bye”.

You just say, “take care”. ok…

A very nice way to say, “good-bye”.

I like it.

“Take care”.

And the last one, “good night”. Ok…

“Good night”.

You can only use that at night.

Don’t use it in the day.

Only at night.

And usually, late night. ok…

So, maybe you’re at work, very late, 10 p.m., everyone is going home, “good night”. ok…

Again, it just means, “bye”.

Alright…

So, these are a few more expressions.

Of course, there’s many many more expressions.

This is just a few.

Anyway, let’s take a look at a few example dialogues to help you understand how to use these.

5:01 [Part 4 – Example Dialogues]

Alright, the first example dialogue.

“Good-bye.”
“ok, see you next time.”

Example dialogue two.

“Take care, Jack.”
“ok, you too, Jill. Bye.”

Example dialogue three.

“See you later.”
“Cheers.”

And…example dialogue four.

“Have a good night.”
“ok, good night.”

5:34 [Part 5]
I hope you understand the examples.

Before we go, I want to talk about these words.

Now, these words are not English. ok…

These are other languages.

But all these words mean the same thing, “good-bye”. ok…

So, in English, sometimes we borrow words from other languages and we use them to say “good-bye”. Alright…

Now, I’m goign to say these words, but I’m going to say them with English pronunication. ok…

So it’s probably not the right pronunication, but it’s how we say it in English.

The first word is Italian.

And we’re going to pronounce that as “ciao”. ok…

So, “ciao”.

So, sometimes we say, “ciao”.

And that just means, “bye”.

The next one, Japanese.

So, with English pronunication, we say “sainara”. Ok…

Again, “bye”.

This is Spanish.

“Adios”.

“Adios”.

“Adios”.

Again, “bye”.

And the last one is French.

“Au revoir.”

“Au revoir.

Just means “bye”. ok…

So again, soemtimes we say these in English to our friends.

Alright, so that’s how we say “good-bye” in English.

I hope you understand.

That’s it.

There’s nothing left to say except, “good-bye”.

[End]

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