Ways to Say Goodbye

With graduation coming up on Sunday, May 23, it’s only natural that we begin to wish our senior class of 2021 goodbye and good luck in their future endeavors. There are many ways to say goodbye, and in this instance, this goodbye we will wish our seniors is not a forever goodbye. Here are some interesting ways to say goodbye.


One of the most well-known ways to say goodbye is actually an idiom. Idioms are phrases whose literal meaning and figurative meaning differ greatly. The phrase “see you later, alligator” came about as a silly and lighthearted way to say goodbye, with the response “in a while, crocodile” to follow. This is one of the most popular ways to wish somebody farewell in good spirits.


Instead of using the standard “goodbye,” short and sweet phrases could be used instead. Some popular ones include “bye-bye”, “take care”, and the plain and simple “bye.” Other more catchy phrases can also be used, again, for a lighthearted departure. “Peace out”, “later”, or “take it easy” are some of the most popular casual phrases used in place of goodbye.

Other Languages

There are many words for goodbye in English, as well as many other languages around the world. Many are familiar with the Spanish word “adios” meaning goodbye. There are many other languages with popular or well-known phrases for saying goodbye. In French, the phrase for goodbye is “au revoir.” In Japanese, it’s “さようなら (sayōnara).” There are many more ways to say goodbye in these languages, but these are the most common or widely known. 

Congratulations to the class of 2021 on their graduation! Students, teachers, family and friends, remember to wish the seniors good luck in their futures!

That’s all, folks! Goodbye!