goodbye (to end a phone conversation)

Discussion in 'Tagalog and Filipino Languages' started by montysupreme, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. montysupreme New Member

    Sorry to be asking so much but this one is important too I think! :)

    What is a few different variants of ways of saying goodbye on the phone?

    Such as, "talk to you later", "take care", or anything that is most common! thanks:)
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  2. DotterKat Moderator

    California, USA
    English (American)
    This will sound counterintuitive but if you want to sound "native", then don't shy away from using Taglish. Most people will simply say hello and goodbye just as we do in English when conversing on the phone. I have yet to hear anyone say paalam in place of goodbye or even bye at the end of a phone conversation.

    As I've mentioned, the usual way to close a phone conversation is with a simple goodbye! or bye! If you say something like paalam (for "goodbye") or hanggang sa muli (for "talk to you later"), you may as well be on a TV drama for that is the way it will sound --- correct, but too dramatic.

    "Take care" is "Ingat ka ha!"
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  3. niernier

    niernier Senior Member

    Manila, Philippines
    Bicol & Filipino
    On textbooks, goodbye is paalam in Tagalog but it sounds too dramatic. "Sige, babye." is our common way of saying goodbye on phone. A simple 'bye' will also do. But I guess you're not saying just a simple goodbye. You want something special, right?

    In Tagalog, we don't say talk to you later if you are not really calling back. For Filipinos, later should be on the same day. If I learned this correctly, 'see you later' or 'talk to you later' is a form of goodbye in English but later is associated with the future and not the current day. In general, without being too dramatic, you can say "Sige, sa uulitin. Ingat ka jan lagi!"

    Sa uulitin means "I want to do this again(to call you) , some other time". ulit means again.
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  4. montysupreme New Member

    thanks dotter and niernier!! :)
  5. mataripis

    mataripis Senior Member

    Sige na ha! sa muling tawagan natin!

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