Saying goodbye

If you want to end a conversation and then, all of a sudden, start stuttering because you don't know how to appropriately say goodbye in English, it can be very awkward. To prevent this from happening, you will find here some helpful phrases.
As you use polite phrases like "Nice to meet you" when you greet someone, you should not forget similar phrases when you say goodbye to someone. There are several possibilities: you can either wait for what your dialogue partner says and then reply the same or choose your own polite goodbye phrase.


It was good to see you!
It was great to see you again!
It was nice meeting you!
Have a good day!
Enjoy! / Have fun! (if you talk about sth. that the other person is going to do)
Have a safe journey home!
Bye! / Bye-bye!
See you!
See you soon / later / tomorrow / next week / on Monday!
Take care!
You might also be interested in the article Greeting someone.

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