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6 Saying goodbye

The most common expressions for saying goodbye in Spanish are given in Table 3.

Table 3 How to say goodbye

¡Adiós! Goodbye!
¡Hasta luego! See you later.
¡Hasta mañana! See you tomorrow.
¡Chao! / ¡Chaíto! (LAm) Bye!

Many people tend to reply using the expression that they have just heard. If someone says, “¡Hasta luego!” the other speaker often replies “¡Hasta luego!” too.

Activity 7

Listen to the following people saying goodbye to their friends. Match the person’s name to the expression that he or she uses.

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Listen to these ways of saying goodbye.

—¡Hasta luego, Pedro!

—¡Hasta luego!

—¡Adiós, Clara!

—¡Adiós, adiós!

—¡Chao, Liliana!

—¡Chaíto!

—¡Hasta mañana!

—¡Hasta mañana, Aurora!

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Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. Clara

  2. Liliana

  3. Pedro

  4. Aurora

  • a.¡Hasta luego!

  • b.¡Hasta mañana!

  • c.Chaíto

  • d.¡Adiós!

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = d
  • 2 = c
  • 3 = a
  • 4 = b

Activity 8

Now listen to the greetings and respond with the same greeting.

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Activity 9

Now, to revise the language you have learned so far in this course, listen and take part in the dialogues, following the instructions given in the prompts. Say your responses out loud.

Listen and take part in the dialogue

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Listen to the dialogues and reply following the prompts, as in the example.

Ejemplo

You hear: Buenos días.

(Say ‘Good morning.’)

You say: Buenos días.

You hear the model answer: Buenos días.

Now it’s your turn.

a

[Alarm clock rings.]

—Buenos días.

(Say ‘Good morning.’)

—Buenos días.

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b

—Hola, buenas tardes.

(Say ‘Good afternoon.’)

—Buenas tardes.

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c

—Adiós.

(Say ‘Goodbye’ to María Luisa.)

—Adiós, María Luisa.

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d

—Hasta mañana.

(Say ‘Goodbye, see you tomorrow.’)

—Adiós, hasta mañana.

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e

—Hola.

(Say ‘Hello, how are you?’)

—Hola, ¿qué tal?

—Muy bien, ¿y tú?

(Say ‘Very well, thanks.’)

—Muy bien, gracias.

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—Hola, ¿cómo estás?

(Say ‘Very well, thanks, and you?’)

—Muy bien, gracias, ¿y tú?

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