10 Useful Phrases to Say “See You” in Japanese!

10 Useful Phrases to Say "See You" in Japanese!

Have you thought about greeting fluently in Japanese? Japanese has many ways to say “See you.” Today, I’ll introduce 10 useful ways to say “See you” in Japanese. Check it out!



 

10 Useful Phrases to Say “See You” in Japanese!

 

1. “Matane.”

Have you ever heard the word “Matane”? This is the most popular phrase to say “See you” to our friends.

 

2. “Jaane.”

This is also one of the commonly used phrases to say “See you” in Japanese. You can use it for your friends in the same way as “Matane.”

 

3. “Mata atode.”

The word atode means “later” and you can use “Mata atode” to say “See you in a bit” for example, when you see him/her again on the same day.

 

4. “Mata ashita.”

The word ashita means “tomorrow,” so you can use this phrase when you want to say “See you tomorrow” to your friends and juniors. If you’d like to say “See you next week,” you can just change ashita to raishu and say “Mata raishu!”

 

5. “Genkidene”

You can use this phrase to say “Take care” and “Good luck” to your friends and familiar person. “Ogenkide” is also a convenient phrase to remember. It’s a polite way to express the same meaning with “Ogenkide” and you can use it in a business scene.

 

 

6. “Otsukaresamadesu.”

We Japanese often use this phrase to your boss or colleagues before parting. “Otskaresamadesu” means “I know it’s been tough on you.” You can of course use it as “See you” and also as “Good morning” and “Good afternoon” and “Welcome back”! Don’t you think it’s a very convenient phrase?

 

7. “Osakini shitsureishimasu.”

This phrase often use with “Otsukaresamadesu” when you leave the office. “Osakini Shitsureishimasu” means “Excuse me for leaving before you.” You can also say “Osakini” to your friends. It’s a casual version of “Osakinishitsureishimasu.”

 

8. “Mata oaidekirunowo tanoshimini shiteimasu.”

This phrase means “I’m looking forward to seeing you again.” This is the polite way to say “See you” in Japanese.

 

9. “Yoi Otoshio!”

This phrase is generally used in the end of year. Direct meaning is “I wish you a Happy New Year!” But we can also say “Yoi Otoshio” as “See you next year!”.

 

10. “Tsugi wa XX de aou!”

We can use this phrase when you want to say a certain place to see again. For example, we can say “Tsugi wa AMERICA de aou!” “Tsugi wa Kuukou(Airport) de aou!”.

 

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Do you think it’s difficult to use these phrases properly? These 10 phrases would be very useful in your days in Japan, so please keep them in your mind and use them!

 

Conclusion

 

10 Useful Phrases to Say “See You” in Japanese!

1. “Matane.”
2. “Jaane.”
3. “Mata atode.”
4. “Mata ashita.”
5. “Genkidene”
6. “Otsukaresamadesu.”
7. “Osakini shitsureishimasu.”
8. “Mata oaidekirunowo tanoshimini shiteimasu.”
9. “Yoi Otoshio!”
10. “Tsugi wa XX de aou!”