How to say goodbye in Cantonese?
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How to say goodbye in Cantonese?

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Do you know how to say goodbye in Cantonese?  Learn how to say bye in Cantonese formally and informally in this lesson!

Say goodbye in Cantonese formally: 再見 [zoi3 gin3]

There are two ways to say bye in Cantonese.  The first one is 再見 [zoi3 gin3].

zoi3 gin3。

再見。

Goodbye。

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/再見

 

You can also add an article(助詞) 喇 [aa3] after 再見 [zoi3 gin3].

zoi3 gin3 laa3。

再見喇。

Goodbye。

 

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speech/ExpressionParticle
Words in sentence/再見

 

ngo5 jiu3 zau2 laa3。zoi3 gin3!

我要走喇。再見!

I need to go now.  Goodbye!

 

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounAuxiliary verbVerbParticle
Words in sentence

 

To learn more about using auxiliary verb(助動詞) in Cantonese, check out our grammar lesson Unit 1 Lesson 6.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/再見

 

ci4 di1 zoi3 king1 laa1。zoi3 gin3!

遲啲再傾啦。再見!

Let’s talk again later.  Goodbye!

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialObjectParticle
Part of speech/AdverbVerbParticle
Words in sentence/遲啲; 再

 

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/再見

Say goodbye in Cantonese informally: 拜拜 [baai1 baai3]

Another way to say goodbye in Cantonese is 拜拜 [baai1 baai3].  拜拜 [baai1 baai3] is translated directly from bye bye in English.  This is a more casual way to say bye in Cantonese.

baai1 baai3。

拜拜。

Goodbye。

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/拜拜

 

baai1 baai3 laa3。

拜拜喇。

Goodbye。

 

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speech/ExpressionParticle
Words in sentence/拜拜

 

ngo5 jiu3 zau2 laa3。baai1 baai3!

我要走喇。拜拜!

I need to go now.  Goodbye!

 

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounAuxiliary verbVerbParticle
Words in sentence

 

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/拜拜

 

ci4 di1 zoi3 king1 laa1。baai1 baai3!

遲啲再傾啦。拜拜!

Let’s talk again later.  Goodbye!

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialObjectParticle
Part of speech/AdverbVerbParticle
Words in sentence/遲啲; 再

 

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/拜拜

 

That’s it for this lesson on how to say goodbye in Cantonese.

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