'goodbye' to different
You say 'goodbye' to people all the time.
Look around you, at people you see in your
- What do say to your
friends when you part?
- How do you 'goodbye' your
teachers at the end of school?
- ..and what do they say to
- What do grown-ups say
Write a page for your
Portfolio about what
you notice. Be a Language Detective - you
are beginning to find out the importance of
language and how we use it in our lives!
'goodbye' in different
We made a table of how you say 'goodbye' politely
in different world languages. In some of them , the
person is saying - 'May God look after you' The
Latin word for God is 'dieu'. Can you see 'God' in
any of these 'goodbyes'?
In French and German , the person is saying 'Until
we meet again' . In Danish, you might recognise
'farewell' - 'look after yourself' or 'Keep
You could make a display of how people say
"goodbye" in as many different countries and
languages as you can find. The Freelang.com
website will be useful in your research.
Can you find any other words
that have 'God' in them, or 'Until we meet again'?
For one expression - like "goodbye", this web site
gave the students
the equivalent in a whole list of languages.
Click on the picture to
link to the web site.
out about other words....
The Freelang.net web site has a growing
number of expressions
in its list.
Here are some of the words
you can look up in the list:
- I love you
- Good bye
- Thank you
- Happy birthday
- Merry Christmas
- Happy new year