Sayounara - Simple Japanese Phrases

Meaning:

So long. 

Pronunciation:

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Japanese Characters:

さようなら。

Notes:

"Sayounara" or "Sayonara" is not normally used when leaving one's own home or places of temporary residence unless one is leaving for a very long time. If you know that you will see a person again soon, expressions like "Ja mata (See you)" or "Mata ashita (See you tomorrow)" are used.

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