Saying Goodbye

If you are saying goodbye to someone who is staying (you’re leaving their house or place of business, for example), you say this:

안녕히 계세요.

This phrase means, “Stay in well-being.”

If, on the other hand, you’re saying goodbye to someone who is going away (they’re leaving your house or place of business), you say this:

안녕히 가세요.

It means “go in well-being.” If you meet someone on the street, you're both leaving after the conversation is done, so you use this second phrase.

Here's a hint to remember which one is which.

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