23/08/16 9 Ways to Say “Goodbye”
- “See you later” or “see ya later”: This becomes more casual when you use “ya” instead of “you.”
- “See you soon” or “see ya soon” : This is similar to the example above. It can be used to indicate that you want to or plan to meet with the person again soon.
- “Take care”: This could be formal or casual, but is usually used with people you know or care about. You might use this in an email or written letter.
- “Take it easy”: This is not used now, in 2016, as much as it was used in the 1980’s and 1990’s. However, it is casual and means “take care.”
- “Gotta go!” This is used in casual situations when you want to escape the conversation quickly and you don’t want to go through a longer or more sentimental goodbye.
- “Talk to you soon”: This is used more often in writing emails or on the phone than in daily spoken interactions. It is usually casual.
- “See you next time”: This is used when you know you will be returning to a specific place and you will see the person when you come back.
- “Catch ya later”: This is used very casually between friends or acquaintances.
- “Have a good one”: This means, “have a nice day” and is used casually, but it could be used between strangers, friends, colleagues, or family members. It is very frequently used in the United States.