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Taiwanese Mandarin Survival Phrases Lesson 5: Goodbye
In this lesson, you will learn how to say “Goodbye.”
The most common expression for saying “Goodbye” is 再見(zài jiàn).
Let’s break it down by tone:
First we have 再(zài). This is in fourth tone.
Last we have 見(jiàn). This is in fourth tone.
Let’s break it down by meaning:
再(zài) means “again.”
見(jiàn) means “see.”
Literally, it means “again see.” But in English, the phrase translates to “See you again,” or “I will see you again.”
Altogether, we have 再見(zài jiàn).
Listen again, one more time, slowly:
[Slow] 再見(zài jiàn).
[Normal] 再見(zài jiàn).
You can use this phrase in most situations. You can also use this when saying goodbye on the phone.
You can also say 明天見(Míngtiān jiàn), meaning “I will see you tomorrow.”
Let’s break it down by tone:
First we have 明(Míng). This is in second tone.
Next we have 天(tiān). This is in first tone.
Last we have 見(jiàn). This is in fourth tone.
Now let’s break it down by meaning:
明天(Míng tiān) means "tomorrow."
見(jiàn) means "see."
Literally, it means “Tomorrow see,” but it translates to “I will see you tomorrow.”
Altogether, we have 明天見(Míngtiān jiàn).
Listen again, one more time, slowly:
[Slow] 明天見(Míngtiān jiàn).
[Normal] 明天見(Míngtiān jiàn).
You can use this phrase when you say goodbye to people you see everyday.
Finally, the way to say “Goodnight” in Chinese is 晚安(wǎn ān).
Let’s break it down by tone:
First we have 晚(wǎn). This is in third tone.
Last we have 安(ān). This is in first tone.
Next, let’s break it down by meaning:
晚(wǎn) means "late" or "night."
安(ān) means "peaceful."
Literally, it means “Have a peaceful night,” but in English, it translates to “Goodnight.”
Altogether, we have 晚安(wǎn ān).
Listen again, one more time, slowly:
[Slow] 晚安(wǎn ān).
[Normal] 晚安(wǎn ān).

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Well what else can we say except Good bye, see you next time!