Goodbye in Chinese / Japanese...

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zài jiàn
shai chien
Goodbye Scroll

再見 is the most common "goodbye" in Mandarin Chinese.

It literally/directly translates, "again see" or more naturally, "See you again". It's a lot like the English, "See you later".

Theoretically, this can be used in Japanese but in Japanese, it's seen as the Chinese way to say goodbye. It's like English people saying ciao! or ¡adiós!

This is a strange title for a wall scroll. I guess it’s best if you plan to put this by the door where people will see it when they leave your home or business.

Until We Meet Again

zài huì
Until We Meet Again Scroll

In Chinese, this means to meet again, until we meet again, or goodbye.

In Japanese, this may be understood as reunion or meeting again.

Amitabha Buddha

ē mí tuó fó
amida butsu
Amitabha Buddha Scroll

This title can mean the Buddha of the Western paradise.

But it's more a chant that means, "May the lord Buddha preserve us!" or "Merciful Buddha!".

阿彌陀佛 is also a translation to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean for, "Amitâbha Buddha".

Asian Buddhists will often greet and say goodbye to each other with this phrase/chant/title.

Namaste - Greeting

hé shí
gou juu
Namaste - Greeting Scroll

The word namaste comes from Sanskrit and is a common greeting in the Hindi and Nepali languages exchanged by devout Hindu or Buddhist people in Southern Asia (especially India).

Here you can see the Chinese form (and Japanese but not well-known in Japan) of this word which is used describe a Buddhist (or Hindu) greeting with palms closed together in a prayerful manner, generally at chest level. However, this selection of characters describes the act, and is not a word spoken during the greeting. In fact, words or a greeting is seldom spoken when two Chinese or Japanese Buddhists meet. The greeting is silent, and respectful but composed completely of body language.

Note that the greeting namaste as well as the act of placing palms together are used both as a hello and goodbye (kind of like the word aloha in Hawaiian).

If you are looking for a welcoming hello and goodbye, you may want to consider gassho or a simple welcome.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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zài huì
    zai4 hui4
tsai hui
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
to meet again; until we meet again; goodbye
meet again



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zài jiàn
    zai4 jian4
tsai chien
 shaichen; shaichien
    ツァイチェン; ツァイチエン
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
goodbye; see you again later
(interjection) (kana only) good-bye (chi: zàijiàn); see you


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(noun or adjectival noun) (1) second (party to an agreement); the B party (e.g. in a contract); the latter; defendant; (2) stylish; chic; spicy; witty; tasty; romantic; (adjectival noun) (3) strange; quaint; queer; (expression) (4) (abbreviation) (slang) thank you; good job; goodbye; goodnight



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shāng bié
    shang1 bie2
shang pieh
sorrowful farewell; sad goodbye



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wěn bié
    wen3 bie2
wen pieh
to kiss goodbye



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gào cí
    gao4 ci2
kao tz`u
    kao tzu
to say goodbye; to take one's leave
See: 告辞


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 shikkei / shikke
(n,vs,adj-na) (1) rudeness; impoliteness; disrespect; impertinence; (noun/participle) (2) (masculine speech) leaving; going (on one's way); saying goodbye; (noun/participle) (3) taking without permission; stealing; pinching; pilfering; (interjection) (4) (masculine speech) my apologies; I must be going now; so long


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 shitsurei(p); shitsurai(ok); shichirai(ok) / shitsure(p); shitsurai(ok); shichirai(ok)
    しつれい(P); しつらい(ok); しちらい(ok)
(n,vs,vi,adj-na) (1) (See 無礼) discourtesy; impoliteness; (expression) (2) (See 失礼します) excuse me; goodbye; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (3) to leave; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (4) (See 無礼) to be rude


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shī péi
    shi1 pei2
shih p`ei
    shih pei
goodbye (modest formula); Excuse me, I must leave.



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yǐn bié
    yin3 bie2
yin pieh
to leave; to say goodbye



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huī bié
    hui1 bie2
hui pieh
to wave goodbye; (fig.) to say goodbye to; to bid farewell to



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yáo shǒu
    yao2 shou3
yao shou
 yō shu
to wave the hand (to say goodbye, or in a negative gesture); crank handle
trembling hands


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jīn sòng
    jin1 song4
chin sung
To escort to the ferry, either the living to deliverance or more generally the dead; to bid goodbye (to a guest); to escort a ferry



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cí xíng
    ci2 xing2
tz`u hsing
    tzu hsing
to say goodbye; leave-taking; farewells



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dào bié
    dao4 bie2
tao pieh
leave-taking; to say goodbye


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 doumo / domo
(interjection) (1) (abbreviation) (See どうも有難う) thank you; thanks; (adverb) (2) much (thanks); very (sorry); quite (regret); (adverb) (3) quite; really; mostly; (adverb) (4) somehow; (adverb) (5) (See どうしても・1) in spite of oneself; try as one might; no matter how hard one may try (to, not to); (interjection) (6) greetings; hello; goodbye


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farewell party; goodbye party; send-off party


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(interjection) (colloquialism) (See さようなら) goodbye; farewell; so long


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(expression) (abbreviation) see you later (used in casual correspondence and conversation); goodbye; sincerely


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(expression) (abbreviation) see you later (used in casual correspondence and conversation); goodbye; sincerely


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 adeuu / adeu
(interjection) adieu (fre:); goodbye


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(expression) goodbye; goodby; good-by


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(interjection) (1) bye-bye; good-bye; see you; so long; (noun/participle) (2) saying goodbye; parting


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 sayounara(p); sayounara; sayoonara / sayonara(p); sayonara; sayoonara
    さようなら(P); サヨウナラ; サヨーナラ
(interjection) (kana only) (See さよなら・1) farewell; adieu; goodbye; so long


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(expression) (1) (archaism) well then, (shall we); well then, (I'll); (expression) (2) goodbye


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(interjection) adios (spa: adiós); goodbye


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(expression) goodbye; goodby; good-by


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ròu bāo zi dǎ gǒu
    rou4 bao1 zi5 da3 gou3
jou pao tzu ta kou
lit. to fling a meat bun at a dog (idiom); fig. to flush (one's money or efforts) down the toilet; to kiss something goodbye


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(exp,v1) to say goodbye; to bid farewell


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(wk) Columbus Goodbye; Goodbye, Columbus (film)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
shai chien / shaichienzài jiàn / zai4 jian4 / zai jian / zaijiantsai chien / tsaichien
Until We Meet Again再會
saiezài huì / zai4 hui4 / zai hui / zaihuitsai hui / tsaihui
Amitabha Buddha阿彌陀佛
amida butsu
ē mí tuó fó
e1 mi2 tuo2 fo2
e mi tuo fo
o mi t`o fo
o mi to fo
Namaste - Greeting合十gou juu / goujuu / go juhé shí / he2 shi2 / he shi / heshiho shih / hoshih
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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