The first thing you learn when you study Arabic are the many ways how to say hello in Arabic. Next comes the many ways you can ask “How are you?” in Arabic. Still, you might be asking “How do I say ‘bye’ in Arabic?” However, what you really mean is how do you say “See you later.” in Arabic? Nonetheless, they often only teach you one way to say goodbye in Arabic – ma salama.
Well, there are certainly many ways of saying goodbye in Arabic. For example, as we just said ma salama in Arabic is “goodbye”. However, we’re going to present you with a list of other Arabic goodbye phrases today.
Before we show you the list, there are some things you should know first about saying goodbye in Arabic language. This is because saying goodbye in Arabic can sometimes be complex because of the manners involved. For example, if your leaving a friend, a meeting, or ending a phone call, saying goodbye properly is good etiquette.
You’ve heard the expression “Parting is such sweet sorrow”? Well, Arabs seem to hate to leave you, many times before they actually do. In fact, you might wonder if you’ll be saying hello to them again before they finish saying goodbye.
This is because, socially, some may see you as a bit rude if you just leave all of a sudden. It could also be because they simply like you and don’t want to leave your company.
So, how do you say goodbye in Arabic? Well, here’s how:
|Goodbye in Spoken Arabic|
|Goodbye||ma salama||مع السلامة|
|I am leaving with your acceptance||bkhatrak||بخاطرَك|
|May God be with you||allah ma’ak||الله معَك|
|Bye||yala bye||يلا باي|
|See you later||bshofak ba’dan||بشوفَك بعدان|
|See you tomorrow||bshofak bokra||بشوفَك بكرا|
|Goodnight||tisbah ala khair||تصبح على خير|
|Goodbye in Modern Standard Arabic|
|See you later||ela al lika’a||إلى اللقاء|
|See you tomorrow||araka ghadan||أراكَ غداً|
|See you later||araka lahikan||أراكَ لاحقاً|
So, there you have them. And because we hate to say ma salama, we’ll just say bshofak ba’dan until next time.
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