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Formal farewells in English

There are different words to say goodbye in every language. Similarly, in English, besides the word Goodbye, there are other phrases to say goodbye.

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Farewell comes in many forms, for example, it can be heartfelt and full of sorrow, either among friends and informally, or among colleagues and formally.  Therefore, in English, there are different words and phrases to say goodbye, depending on the degree of intimacy of the people, which indicates the richness and variety of the English language.  If you do not like to limit yourself to stereotyped and simple conversations and you want to express your feelings towards the audience accurately and delicately, you must learn all the ways to say goodbye and the appropriate situations to use them.  In this article, we will teach you the types of official farewell in English to you dear ones.  Stay with us until the end of this article.

Types of formal farewells in English

Goodbye

We all know the meaning of Goodbye. This phrase is very formal and is not used in everyday conversations.

Goodbye for now

This English phrase means goodbye for now.  You can use this phrase in connection with anyone.  Because it is a polite and formal expression.

Have a good day Have a good day / have a nice day

One of the most universal and respectful ways to say goodbye to another person is to use the phrase Have a good day / have a nice day.  This phrase has many uses in America.  You can use this phrase when saying goodbye to a colleague, employee or customer.

Take care of yourself Take care

This phrase can also be used among friends, but is often heard among strangers.  This kind of farewell shows that you have positive feelings for someone.

Nice knowing you

This is a polite phrase that is used when you first meet someone.

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