Lesson 003

Goodbye in Russian

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In one of our previous lesson we have already learned how to say hello in Russian and to ask how a person is doing. Today. we will learn the most common ways to say goodbye in Russian.

Farewell in Russian, as well as greetings, depend on who you are talking to. The phrases below are divided into three groups: for informal situations, for formal situations and good for both cases.

Russian informal goodbyes

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The most simple and straightforward way to say informal goodbye in Russian is:

Пока́!
[pa-ká]
Bye!

However, you can be more creative and use one of the following phrases:

Счастли́во!
[schees-lée-va]
Good bye and good luck.

Уда́чи!
[u-dá-chee]
Good luck!

Уви́димся!
[u-vée-deem-sya]
See you!

До ско́рого!
[da skó-ra-va]
See you soon!

Russian formal goodbyes

Formal goodbye in Russian is:

До свида́ния!
[da svee-dá-nee-ya]
Good bye!

Всего́ хоро́шего!
[vsee-vó ha-ró-shee-va]
All the best!

Good for both cases

The following phrases you can use both in formal and informal situations:

До встре́чи!
[da vstryé-chee]
Untill next time!

До за́втра!
[da závt-ra]
See you tomorrow!

Мне пора́.
[mnye pa-rá]
I have to go.

Practice all the phrases above with the audio track. And come back to learn more Russian with us!

The offline version of this lesson is available here

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  • Question # 1
    Translate what you hear
    • Good luck!
    • Bye! (informal)
    • Goodbye! (formal)
    • See you!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 2
    Say it in Russian:
    До ско́рого!
    • See you soon!
    • Goodbye!
    • See you tomorrow!
    • Good luck!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 3
    Say it in Russian:
    I have to go.
    • Уви́димся!
    • До за́втра.
    • Мне пора́.
    • До встре́чи.
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 4
    Which option is correct?
    • Счасли́во!
    • Сщастли́во!
    • Сщасли́во!
    • Счастли́во!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 5
    Say it in Russian:
    Good luck!
    • Уви́димся!
    • Уда́чи!
    • До за́втра!
    • До свида́ния!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 6
    Say it in Russian:
    See you tomorrow!
    • До встре́чи!
    • До свида́ния!
    • До ско́рого!
    • До за́втра!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 7
    Translate what you hear
    • Good luck!
    • See you!
    • Good bye!
    • All the best!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 8
    Say it in Russian:
    All the best!
    • Всего́ хоро́шего!
    • Уви́димся!
    • Счастли́во!
    • До ско́рого!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 9
    Translate what you hear
    • See you tomorrow!
    • I have to go.
    • Good bye!
    • See you soon!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
    Next
  • Question # 10
    Translate to English:
    До встре́чи!
    • Untill next time!
    • I have to go!
    • See you tomorrow!
    • Good bye!
    Answered 0 out of 10
    Correct answers 0 (0%)
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4 comments on “003 – Goodbye in Russian”

  1. Alan says:

    Something make me confused. Why Счастли́во pronounce as schees-lee-va not scha-lee-va? Why Сча pronounce as Schee?

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Alan,

      When A is unstressed, sometimes it can be pronounced as И. At the same time, there is nothing wrong saying schas-lee-va. The native speakers usually pronounce it something in between А and И.

  2. ersepulveda says:

    cool!!

  3. Tony says:

    russian language is the best

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