January 16, 2013Justin33 CommentsFluency Essentials, slang, Vocabulary How many ways do you know how to say “goodbye” in English? Do you abuse and overuse them? This is your chance to expand your repertoire of farewells with a lesson on the 26 most dynamic, fun, and essential ways to say goodbye in the English language.
Let’s face it, “goodbyes” are complicated, they are full of difficult to convey thoughts and emotions, subtle messages and pressures, and they are often pretty important. It’s awkward in your native tongue, but in a second language it can be painful.
It’s one of the most fundamental yet underestimated aspects of the English language, and it’s how people remember us.
5 Basic Goodbyes You Probably Know Already
Goodbye is rarely used and often as a definitive goodbye (I will not see you again) while bye is more relaxed and informal.
See You Later/ See you/ Later
In see you later and see you, the “you” is pronounced as ya (with the same sound of the “u” in fun).
在 see you later 和see you中，“you”发音发作ya（跟单词fun中字母“u”的发音一样）。
6 Essential Goodbyes to Add to Your Repertoire
It Was Nice to See You Again
It is one of the most effective and important things you can include in your goodbye to a person you already know.
It is one of my favorites because it’s good to use in both informal and formal situations, with friends and strangers, and always seems to have a sincere feel to it.
Take it Easy
It is another one of my favorite greetings, and it is what I use in informal situations. While a lot of people use “Take it easy” to say “calm down” (which is another use of it, as exemplified in the Eagles song “Take it Easy”), the goodbye communicates that I hope you have the chance to relax and enjoy whatever it is you do.
这是我最喜欢的另外一种道别方式，我通常用于非正式场合。虽然很多人在劝别人“保持冷静”（凡事看开些）时会用上一句“Take it easy”（这是“Take it Easy”的另外一种用法，如同老鹰乐队的一首单曲“Take it Easy”的用法），这种道别方式传递着我希望你有机会放松一下，享受当下的意思。
Have a Good One
It is another awesome American greeting that basically wishes the other person well. You can say have a good “day” or “week” or “trip” or “vacation,” but “have a good one” communicates the general intention without focusing on the specifics of any one event.
这是另外一种美式道别方法，主要表达希望某人安好。你也可以说have a good “day” or “week” or “trip” or “vacation,”但“have a good one” 表达的是整体的一种关切问候，没有特殊的指某个具体的方面。
Have a nice ___________ is another common greeting that you can use in many situation. Similar to the above example, we’re always saying “have a nice day/ week/ vacation/ meeting, etc.” It’s one of the most universal and respectful ways to say goodbye to another person. This is a goodbye we well as a way to say good luck.
Have a nice...是一种常见的道别方式，可以用于很多场景。同上面的例子，我们经常说“have a nice day/ week/ vacation/ meeting, 等等。” 它是最普遍而又最有礼貌的一种道别方式。它也是我们表达祝愿好运的方式。
This is not as common of a greeting as it used to be, but it is used when you know you’re going to see the person (until tomorrow/ until Saturday, etc).
15 Cool Slang Goodbyes You’ll Never Learn in School
It was really popular a few years back, but is still pretty common in some circles. It comes from the universal expression of “Peace,” has become a verb (I’m going to peace out now. See you later!), and is often accompanied by the two fingered peace sign. This is a semi-hip-hop informal goodbye, so make sure you don’t use it in a business meeting. I still use this one with my friends.
I’m out of here
(“I’m ouda here) or a simple “I’m out” is a quick and informal way to announce that you will be leaving amongst your friends.
(“I’m ouda here)或一句简单的“I’m out”是快速非正式的在朋友间表达你将要离开的方式。
(I’ll) Catch You Later/ Catch You On The Flip Side
While Catch You Later is still in popular use, Catch You on the Flip Side is a bit more rare.
Catch You Later仍然是很流行的用法，Catch You on the Flip Side用的较少些了。
I gotta* go / I gotta* get going
These are both easy ways to delicately let somebody know that you need to leave and start to say goodbye.Example: “Look, Jack, I gotta get going. It was nice to see you again.
I Gotta Jet
“Jet”, which is literally a huge passenger aircraft, has been made into a goodbye that means that you are leaving promptly (like a jet)!
I Gotta Take Off
Similar to “Jet,” take off is another word that comes from aircraft terminology. Take off is when the plane leaves the ground, so when you say that you’re taking off, it means that you’re leaving.
如同“Jet,” take off是另外一个来源于飞机的术语。表示当飞机要起飞离开地面时，所以当你说 you’re taking off就表示你即将离开。
I Gotta Roll
While “roll” literally is used for things with wheels (car, skateboard), it means to make movement, so when you say “I gotta roll,” it means that you need to move.
“roll”字面意思表示带轮子的东西（如车，滑板），它表示移动，所以当你说“I gotta roll,”就表示你要离开了。
I Gotta Run
This one seems pretty self-explanatory. Although you’re not really running, “I Need to Run” indicates more hurry in your goodbye.
这句听起来是不解自明的。尽管实际上你并不是跑，“I Need to Run” 表明你的道别更匆忙些。
I Gotta Split
“Split,” which means “divide” in many cases, here means to leave quickly, or to head in the other direction.
I Gotta Make Tracks
“Tracks” are the footprints you leave on the ground, so when you say “make tracks,” it means to leave a trail of footprints and leave.
“Tracks”是你留在地上的脚印，所以当你说 “make tracks,”它表示留下一排脚印，离开。
I Gotta Hit The Road
“Hit” in this sense means to “get on” or “start” on something, so “Hit the Road” mean to leave/ start moving on the road.
此处“Hit” 表示“开始、着手”做某事，所以“Hit the Road”表示要离开，开始步入途中。
I Gotta Head (Out)
“Head”/ “Head out” is another cool way I announce my departure regularly. Head as a verb is to “go in the direction of.” It makes a lot of sense because when you move directions, you always start with your head (physically and intentionally).
“Head”/ “Head out”是表示离开的又一种常用的很酷的说法。Head 作为动词，表示朝某个方向走。它包含很多意义，因为当你离开时你总是身为行为和思想上同时要用脑。
I Gotta Bounce
“Bounce” is what a basketball does when you dribble it with your hand.
Now that we’ve covered 26 ways to say goodbye, it’s time to learn how to use them. Remember, it’s one thing to read an article, but quite another to apply them in real life.