Japanese Phrase Lesson 3: さようなら

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Japanese Phrase Lesson 3: Goodbye さようなら – Review Notes

Today we learned three ways to say goodbye in Japanese! In this review we will go over when to use these different expressions. We will also learn a few other ways to say goodbye in Japanese!

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Number 1:

 Sayōnara is a formal way to say goodbye. You can also use it with friends, but generally if you are going to see them again soon you will use a different expression like “jaa ne” or “mata ne.”

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Number 2:

 Jaa ne is a casual way of saying “bye.”

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Number 3:


 Mata ne means “see you later.”

 Mata literally means “again.” This expression is used with friends when you expect to see them again soon.

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Bonus words!

jaa mata – another casual variation of “see you later”

mata ato de ne – casual, “see you again later.”

shitsureishimasu – very formal way of saying goodbye

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Conclusion:

As we have learned, there are many ways to say goodbye in Japanese. Depending on who you are talking to and whether or not you expect to see them again soon, you should use different phrases. Although Sayōnara will work alright in any situation, there are times when using mata ne or jaa ne might be more appropriate. Thanks for reading! Mata ne!

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Funny Negative Anime!

Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei


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6 comments

  1. I have heard that またあたした works as “See you tomorrow”…. Yes? No?
    Thank you, ぷにぷに!

    Comment by Alex on 10/19/2012 at 9:58 pm
  2. I just realized my mistake in my previous comment 😛 I meant to say また明日!I was wondering why my language bar wasn’t showing any kanji…. It’s been a long day 😛

    Comment by Alex on 10/19/2012 at 10:00 pm
  3. Yes! That is correct! また明日 (mata ashita) means “see you tomorrow!” \(◕ω◕)/♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 10/20/2012 at 9:24 am
  4. Praise the good lord I found this! Before, I was just flitting from one thing to another, trying to find something that worked and not really learning anything new. Now, I have this! :3

    Comment by Lola on 06/27/2013 at 1:49 pm
  5. こんにちは、ぷにぷにさん。 ^^

    I play one of the online games of which server is in Japanese, so everyday I’m interacting with the native players.
    Whenever we accomplish something together, like a dungeon or a trial, they would say, “お疲れ様でした。” And then followed by, “またよろしくお願いします。” I followed what they said to get along.

    Honestly I didn’t really grasp the real meaning of those phrases. I could make out that お疲れ様でした means Thank you for your hard work and またよろしくお願いします means Please treat me good again next time. Is it correct?

    And, are these phrases also used in everyday Japanese, especially for Goodbyes?

    ありがとうございます。

    Comment by リズキ on 05/17/2014 at 1:03 am
  6. Yes, that is correct! Both of these phrases are very commonly used in Japan, especially after finishing work or some kind of project. Although you don’t use these expressions in English (hence the strange translations) they are very important Japanese expressions. We recently made a video on お疲れ様でした. Please check it out! https://www.punipunijapan.com/otsukaresama-deshita/

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/23/2014 at 8:20 pm

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