Friday, 5 August 2011

Adiós Buenas Noches...


This post deals with saying goodbye to someone you know quite well in the evening.

Imagine that sometime in the evening you find yourself in any one of the following situations:
  • You see someone on the street, but you don't stop to talk to him/ her
  • You meet someone in the street, in a shop, etc. After a chat you want to say goodbye
  • You call someone on the phone. After a chat, you want to say goodbye

The person in question is someone  you know quite well (he/ she could be a relative, a friend or a work colleague) and you are on first name terms with that person.

Saying goodbye to someone in those circumstances should be quite straightforward. A simple "adiós" (goodbye) may be sufficient. Since it is in the evening, you could add a "buenas noches" (good night). It would also be nice to include the name of the person you are saying goodbye to. So, assuming you want to say goodbye to someone called Carlos Flores you could say:

  • ¡Adiós, buenas noches, Carlos!

If instead you wanted to say goodbye to someone called Ana Flores you could say:

  • ¡Adiós, buenas noches, Ana!

    *NB Please note that "buenas noches" may also mean good evening

    See more practical examples of saying goodbye

    Now you should practise saying goodbye to other people

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