Learn Chinese with Movies: 11 Ways to Say Goodbye in Chinese Naturally

Do you want to learn Chinese with movies in an easy and fun way? In today’s Chinese lesson, we are going to learn some common Chinese expressions and phrases to say goodbye in Chinese.
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1. 再见[zàijiàn]

goodbye; see you

“再见” is a phrase that you often use to say goodbye. 再 means again, 见 means to see. 再见literally means see you again. But you can still use 再见 even if you and someone are not going to see each other again.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《人在囧途》 Lost on Journey  https://youtu.be/26OUqTzrzv0

《超时空同居》How Long will I Love You  https://youtu.be/K7UEogqaR_I

《让子弹飞》 Let the Bullets Fly  https://youtu.be/duYEGS-uCWk

《捉妖记2》 Monster Hunt 2  https://youtu.be/AQYlcy03sYg

 

2. 拜拜 [báibái]

bye-bye

拜拜 means “bye-bye” and is pronounced just like in English.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《后会无期》 The Continent  https://youtu.be/g8hW3Mbgv0s

《搜索》 Caught in the Web  https://youtu.be/cfOoOjMkZkY

《非诚勿扰2》If You are the One2  https://youtu.be/BZv9raeXr8E

《亲爱的》 Dearest

 

3. …+见 [jiàn]

We often use a time word plus 见 to indicate that we will meet again in the near future.

For example:

  • 回头见[huí tóu jiàn]

see you around

  • 一会儿见[yíhuìrjiàn]

see you soon

  • 明天见[míngtiān jiàn]

see you tomorrow

  • 下周见[xiàzhōu jiàn]

see you next week

  • 下次见[xià cì jiàn]

see you next time

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《全民目击》Silent Witness  https://youtu.be/NOhrVtzBoRQ

《扫毒2》The White Storm2  https://youtu.be/jM_cJT0zdUI

《无双》Project Gutenberg  https://youtu.be/nwhbmwUUnfI

《杜拉拉追婚记》Go Lala Go 2

《红衣小女孩》 The Tag-Along   https://youtu.be/VVeiCzofZtg

 

4. 我先走了[wǒ xiān zǒu le ]

I am leaving now

We also use “我先走了[wǒ xiān zǒu le ]”, “我走了[wǒ zǒu le]”, or “我该走了[wǒ gāi zǒu le]” to say goodbye.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《白夜追凶》 Day and Night

https://youtu.be/R5ejkcAuHN4?list=PLATwx1z00Hsc2XNwkIKEKoitP_GQWAAMu

《失恋33天》 Love is Not Blind

《再见,在也不见》 Distance  https://youtu.be/oj5fjOqdOJU

《窃听风云4》 Overheard 4

 

5. 我先不打扰了[wǒ xiān bù dǎrǎo le]

get out of your hair

“我先不打扰了” is a polite way to say goodbye.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned

《新喜剧之王》 The New King of Comedy   https://youtu.be/ugyc6CgLiJA

《催眠大师》 The Great Hypnotist  https://youtu.be/okSWFzoSryw

《单身男女》 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart  https://youtu.be/oY16_Zg2O1g

 

6. 失陪了[shīpéi le]/失陪一下[shīpéi yíxià]

This is also a very polite way to say goodbye, usually used on formal occasions or at parties. If you have to leave, you can say “失陪了[shīpéi le]”or “失陪一下[shīpéi yíxià]”。

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《白夜追凶》  Day and Night  https://youtu.be/TWAWnd8XkyI

《霸王别姬》Farewell My Concubine  https://youtu.be/3P3sxrGOWAk

《黄金大劫案》Guns N’Roses  https://youtu.be/NCQ4U9kD2LE

 

7. 我先告辞了[wǒ xiān gàocí le]

“我先告辞了” often appears in costume shows which is used by ancient people to say goodbye.

List of the Chinese movies or TV shows mentioned:

《甄嬛传》 Empresses in the Palace  https://youtu.be/HTGKi2ii3w0

《西游降魔篇》Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

 

8. 慢走[màn zǒu]

take care

When others are leaving, we can respond with “慢走”.

List of the Chinese movies or TV shows mentioned:

《重返20岁》Miss Granny  https://youtu.be/pJ7YN9J6wCw

《甄嬛传》 Empresses in the Palace

https://youtu.be/HTGKi2ii3w0?list=PLIx8QniXH-rElLyjzNMSOXSTbOKsDShyu

《捉妖记2》Monster Hunt 2  https://youtu.be/AQYlcy03sYg

 

9. 保重[bǎozhòng]

take care

When others are leaving, we can also respond with “保重”.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《画皮》Painted Skin  https://youtu.be/1fs8eQ0iQKI

《我不是药神》 Dying to Suvive

《扫毒2》The White Storm2  https://youtu.be/jM_cJT0zdUI

 

10. 后会有期[hòuhuì yǒuqī ]

see you later

后会有期is a Chinese idiom, which means that we will meet again in the future.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《大魔术师》The Great Magician https://youtu.be/1vno9yb5gdM

《唐人街探案2》Detective Chinatown https://youtu.be/K4kKCnmDNbU

《笑功震武林》 Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters  https://youtu.be/nVDEu8aIYSI

《人在囧途》 Lost on Journey  https://youtu.be/26OUqTzrzv0

 

11. 挂了啊[guàle a]

I’ve got to go

When we make a phone call, we usually use “喂[wèi]“ to start the conversation and use “挂了[guàle]” to end the conversation.

List of the Chinese movies mentioned:

《十二生肖》 Chinese Zodiac  https://youtu.be/ESW3xJuM09g

《警察故事2013》Police Story 2013  https://youtu.be/OH3TCN_uKGM

《中国机长》 The Captain  https://youtu.be/sd5qOhcdzcQ


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