Adios Meaning: 7 Alternatives You Can Use Like Native Speakers

Mis amigos, are you still saying Adios to say goodbye?

Well, don’t! Find out adios meaning and it’s alternatives!

Don’t Say ADIOS, say THIS instead (7 Alternatives)!

At least don’t if you want to sound like a true native Spanish speaker because they use much cooler alternatives instead. Today, I have 7 alternatives that will make you sound like a pro! 

1. Nos vemos (See you)

¡Nos vemos! Esta frase es muy común y la dicen personas de todas las edades. (See you! This phrase is very common and is said by people of all ages.)

Qué bueno que viniste, Paulísima. Hay que volver a juntarnos pronto. ¿Sí?
(It’s so good you came, Paulísima. We have to get together again soon. Yes?)

¡Claro que sí! Gracias por invitarme.
(Of course! Thank you for inviting me.) 

Nos vemos.
(See you.)

Nos vemos.
(See you.)

Stay until the end to discover an extra phrase that you can add to all the expressions you are going to learn today, to sound even more as a native speaker.

Amiga ¿oye qué pasó con la cena del miércoles? ¿Sí vas a poder llevar el postre?
(Friend, what about dinner on Wednesday? Are you going to be able to take the dessert?)

Claro que sí amiga, llevaré una Carlota de limón.
(Of course, friend, I’ll bring a lemon Carlota.)

Excelente, bueno, nos vemos. 
(Excellent, well, see you.)

Nos vemos.
(See you.)

2. Hasta luego (Until next time)

¡Hasta luego! like “until next time”.

It is quite common, so you will hear it everywhere when you are in Mexico and other countries in Latin American. This phrase, you can use it both in person and when talking on the phone.

Ya quedó listo todo, senorita Paulísima. Muchas gracias por su tiempo y su paciencia.
(Everything is ready, Miss Paulísima. Thank you very much for your time and your patience.) 

De nada. 
(You’re welcome.)

Hasta luego.
(Until next time.)

Hasta luego.
(Until next time.)

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3. Nos vemos más tarde/al rato (See you later)

Nos vemos. Literally: We see each other.  “Nos vemos” is like saying: “see you”. 

This phrase is probably more common than saying goodbye. We use it to say goodbye to people we know and is somewhat informal.

Te voy a dar dos variaciones más de esta frase. (I’m going to give you 2 more variations of this phrase.): 

  • Nos vemos más tarde (See you later)
  • Nos vemos al rato (See you later)

Ambas frases las usamos cuando efectivamente, vamos a ver dentro de un rato a las personas de las que nos estamos despidiendo. (We use both phrases, when we are actually going to see in a little while the people we are saying goodbye to.)

By the way, if you are a beginner and want to learn other ways to say goodbye in Spanish, check out the video that my colleague Juan made on that subject.

4. Bye (Bye)

Many people are surprised how common it is in Mexico and also in many other parts of Latin America to say goodbye by saying the word “goodbye”, so feel free to say goodbye in English.  

Ok, entonces nos vemos a las 5. Bye.
(Ok, see you at 5. Bye.)

Gracias por venir, amiguita, cuídate mucho.
(Thank you for coming, friend, take care.)

¡Gracias por invitarme! 
(Thank you for inviting me!)


5. Ahí nos vidrios  (Well, see you later)

Ahí nos vidrios. There we glasses? Literal translations are too funny! Pero en este caso, incluso la frase original es graciosa. Lo que realmente queremos decir es: ahí nos vemos. (But in this case, even the original phrase is funny. What we really want to say is: see you there.) 

adios meaning alternative on yellow and blue background

But we’re Mexican, and we want to make it more fun! 

This phrase is quite informal, and we only use it with someone we know very well.

Y entonces, que Alex le dice a Tanya: por eso nadie te quiere. 
(And then, Alex says to Tanya: that’s why nobody loves you.)

¡Júralo! Espérame amiga, es que me está llamando mi jefe. ¿Qué no ve que estoy chismeando?
(Swear it! Wait, friend, my boss is calling me. Doesn’t he see that I’m gossiping?)

¡Ay qué horror, amiga! Bueno, ahí nos vidrios.
(Oh the horror, my friend! Well, see you later.)


6. Nos estamos viendo (We are seeing each other)

Nos estamos viendo. (We are seeing each other.) Esta es otra opción que también significa “see you later”. (This is another option that also means “see you later”.)

Great thing about this phrase is that by learning it, you are also practicing the use of pronouns and the use of the gerund in Spanish.

¡Pero no tienes que preocuparte por estos términos, ni por otra cuestión gramatical! (But you don’t have to worry about these terms, or any other grammar stuff!) You just learn the chunk, a phrase that native Spanish speakers use all the time, and you can learn too! Con la seguridad de que cada vez que la digas, la estás diciendo correctamente. (With the assurance that every time you say it, you are saying it correctly.)

Estuvo buenísimo todo. Muchas gracias. 
(Everything was great. Thanks a lot.)

¡Ay, sí, amiga! Hay que vernos más seguido. 
(Oh, yes, friend! We must see each other more often.)

Bueno, ya llegó mi Uber. Cuídate, nos estamos viendo.
(Well, my Uber is here. Take care, see you later.) 

7. Que la sigan pasando bien (Continue enjoying ourselves)

May you keep having a good time.

This phrase usually accompanies a farewell, and we say it when we say goodbye to a group of people that is having a good time.

Bueno, ya me voy, que me está esperando mi mamá para cenar.
(Well, I have to go, my mom is waiting for me for dinner.)

Ok, amiga, con cuidado, me avisas cuando llegues. 
(Ok, friend, take care, let me know when you get there.) 

¡Nos vemos! ¡Qué la sigan pasando bien!
(See you! Continue enjoying yourselves!) 

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