How to say Good-Bye in German

Greetings and good bye’s are some of the most important basics of a language. That’s why today we would like to show you how to say ‘good-bye’ in German.

Just like with greetings, this depends on the formality of the situation. Here are some common options:

GermanEnglish
TschüssSee you later
TschauBye bye
Auf WiedersehenGood-Bye
WiedersehenBye

These options only depend on your relationship to the other person – they don’t depend on when you will meet each other again. “Auf Wiedersehen” is the most formal option, while “Tschau” is the least formal one. The most used expression, however, is “Tschüss.”

Apart from these options, there are also some other ways to say good-bye in German, that depend on when you will meet each other again:

GermanEnglish
Bis gleichSee you soon
Bis späterSee you later
Bis morgenSee you tomorrow
Bis zum nächsten MalSee you next time

This is all that you need to know about how to say good bye in German. As you can, it is not too difficult. If you would also like to know how to greet in German, check out our article about that, as well.

Would you like to learn more about this and other basic topics of German? Then check out our courses:

These courses cover the most important aspects for learning German at a beginner level. While the first course (German Basics in 1 hour) is meant to give you a little overview and get into contact with the language, the second course (German Beginner Course) goes a lot deeper and brings you to the language level A1.

Both courses are full with useful exercises and quizzes, as well as downloadable .pdf-resources and many other things. So if you are interested, I we would be really happy to see you there!