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10:57 Jun 27, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: goodbye
when you want to say bye????

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Henry Dotterer



3 hrs

"sayonara" is somewhat formal; it is also the most well-known way--outside of Japan--of saying goodbye in Japanese.

Young people or friends might say something like "jya, mata" or "bai-bai" (somewhat feminine)

Henry Dotterer
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