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German translation: Auf Wiedersehen!

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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:goodbye
German translation:Auf Wiedersehen!
Entered by: Michaela Müller
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09:12 Aug 29, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: goodbye
common salutation
xxxalanav
Auf Wiedersehen!
Explanation:
more familiar: Tschüss!
Selected response from:

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 09:31
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2Auf Wiedersehen!
Maya Jurt
naBehüt' Dich Gott
Roland Grefer
naAuf Wiedersehen!
Codrut Tudor
naauf Wiedersehen!mckinnc


  

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0 min
auf Wiedersehen!


Explanation:
quite simply

mckinnc
Local time: 09:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8
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1 min peer agreement (net): +2
Auf Wiedersehen!


Explanation:
more familiar: Tschüss!

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 09:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 343
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Klaus Dorn: tschuess - bye
0 min

agree  Ursula Peter-Czichi: Tschuess: informal, not common in all parts of Germany, agree on 'Auf Wiedersehen'
30 mins

agree  Astrid Elke Witte: Also "Auf Wiederschauen!" in this part of the world (Bavaria/Austria).
42 mins

agree  Roland Grefer: BUT: "Tschüß" = "bye" // "Bis bald" = "see you (soon)"
2 hrs
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14 mins
Auf Wiedersehen!


Explanation:
it is the exact equivalent of teh English good-bye. Tschuss is more familiar, it is the equivalent of bye, or see you.

Codrut Tudor
Romania
Local time: 10:31
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in pair: 4
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2 hrs
Behüt' Dich Gott


Explanation:
The word origin of goodbye arguably is

"may God be with you"

which over time shortened to

"God bless" and "God be"

ultimately resulting in

"Goodbye"



The above translations by other translators provide you with nowadays common ways it's used.

My translation provides you with a current Southern German equivalent which at the same time helps to convey the original meaning and spirit of the salutation.


    Webster's Dictionary of Word Origins
Roland Grefer
Local time: 03:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 192
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