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Today, we’re going to talk about parting greetings.
A parting expression that can be used for all occasions is Adiós, which literally means "Goodbye."
Let's break it down by syllable: A-diós.
Now, let's hear it again, Adiós.
When parting or saying goodbye at night, there is the greeting, Hasta mañana “See you Tomorrow.”
Hasta mañana.
Let’s break it down by syllable: Has-ta ma-ña-na.
Now, let’s hear it again, Hasta mañana.
Let’s take a look at the components.
The first word, hasta, means “until.”
Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time: has-ta.
This is followed by mañana, which in Spanish is “tomorrow.”
This phrase, hasta mañana, literally means “until tomorrow” and can be translated as “See you tomorrow.” Of course, you use this expression when it’s very probable that you will see the person you are talking to with, tomorrow.
In Spanish, a more casual way of saying goodbye is Hasta luego “See you soon.”
Hasta luego.
Let’s break it down by syllable: Has-ta lue-go.
And now, let’s hear it once again, Hasta luego.
This phrase literally means “until afterwards,” but should be understood as “See you soon.”
You don’t necessarily need to be sure that you are going to see the person you are talking to soon, but it’s a bit nicer than adiós, since hasta luego conveys your intention of seeing that person again, while adiós seems to imply that you’re not going to see that person again or at least not for a while.
The origin of the word adiós can be found in the expression a diós, which literally means “to God.” It’s known that in ancient times, when people parted, they usually wish well to one another by commending them to God. So, as time passed, these commending to God, encomendarse a Dios, became a dios and finally, adiós.


Okay, to close out today’s lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so buena suerte, that means “good luck” in Spanish.
Okay, here we go.
"Goodbye" - Adiós.
"See you tomorrow" - Hasta mañana.
Hasta mañana.
Hasta mañana.
"See you soon" - Hasta luego.
Hasta luego.
Hasta luego.