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English term or phrase:goodbye
Japanese translation:sayonara
Entered by: Hans Hereijgers
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13:11 Jan 14, 2002
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: goodbye
saying farewell
chad sherwood
sayonara
Explanation:
according to: les langages de l'humanit
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Hans Hereijgers
Local time: 23:17
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2sayonaranyasue
4 +2sayonara
Hans Hereijgers
5 +1Matane, SayonaraEmi White
4 +2sayonaraSerge L
5ja mata/sayounara/mata au hi madeMugdha Chandakkar
4 +1saraba
Timothy Takemoto
5Sayounaraさようなら, or Ogenkideお元気で.xxxmatyu9


  

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sayonara


Explanation:
according to: les langages de l'humanit

Hans Hereijgers
Local time: 23:17
Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish
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agree  mimichan
1 hr

agree  J_R_Tuladhar
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sayonara


Explanation:
That's it.

HTH,

Serge L.


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Serge L
Local time: 23:17

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agree  mimichan
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agree  J_R_Tuladhar
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Matane, Sayonara


Explanation:
I can say it depends on the situation!

Matane- "See you later" "Later" "Bye"
Sayonara-"Good Bye"

"Matane" is used more in casual situations than "Sayonara".
Hope it helped!!!


Emi White
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese

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agree  J_R_Tuladhar
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
saraba


Explanation:
"Saraba" should only be used for a final farewell.

Timothy Takemoto
Local time: 07:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 121

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mimichan: People sure say "saraba" when they mean goodbye when they are joking. Unless someone is joking, I would say farewell="saraba".
17 mins
  -> Thanks. The askers asks for goodbye in the sense of farewell.

agree  J_R_Tuladhar
4 hrs
  -> Thanks

disagree  xxxmatyu9: Nowadays we never say "saraba" for a farewell.
12 hrs
  -> Hmm... okay. I have heard it said, perhaps partly as a joke.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
sayonara


Explanation:
"Sayonara" is the most common greeting we use. "Jya-ne" is for "bye, bye".

nyasue
United States
Local time: 17:17
PRO pts in pair: 8

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agree  mimichan
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agree  J_R_Tuladhar
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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Sayounaraさようなら, or Ogenkideお元気で.


Explanation:
Ogenkide is more polite.
Compounding expression "Sayounara ogenkide" or "Ogenkide sayounara" is also usable.


xxxmatyu9
Local time: 07:17
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ja mata/sayounara/mata au hi made


Explanation:
ja mata = till we meet again

sayounara = bye bye for a long duration

mata au hi made = good bye till we meet again.

hope it helps

Mugdha Chandakkar
Local time: 03:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in MarathiMarathi
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