Parting Words

Italian parting words
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Parole d’addio

Every hello eventually leads to a good-bye. Here’s how to say good-bye at any time of day as well as mention when you’ll meet again.

arrivederci   good-bye
ciao*   bye
buona giornata   have a nice day
buon pomeriggio*   have a nice afternoon
buona serata   have a nice evening
buonanotte   good night
addio   farewell

 * Note that ciao and buon pomeriggio can also be used as greetings.

Until we meet again…

a tra poco   see you in a little bit
a presto   see you soon
a dopo
ci sentiamo (presto / dopo)
ci vediamo (presto / dopo)
a più tardi
  see you later
ci vediamo domani   see you tomorrow
arrivederci alla prossima   until next time
ci vediamo lunedì, martedì …   see you on Monday, Tuesday …
ci vediamo la prossima settimana   see you next week

Specialized good-bye

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Goodbye in Italian