"You say goodbye and I say hello
I don't know why you say good bye
I say hello."
For every hello, there's a goodbye. Last week we learned hello. Take a guess at what we're learning this week.
That's right, we're learning how to say "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in Spanish!
Well, we could always just learn the farewells . . .
There's an accent over the "o," which means it gets the most emphasis. This is a pretty standard greeting - just a simple "goodbye."
Pronounced: Ah-stah loo-weh-goh
"Hasta" means "until" and "luego" means later. Together they form "until later," but they can also be translated to "see you later."
Pronounced: Ah-stah prohn-toh
"Pronto," meaning "soon," has actually made its way into the English language. In English, it is usually used when someone is asking for something (Ex: "I need a new marker pronto") but in Spanish it simply means "see you soon."
Pronounced: Ah-stah mahn-yahn-ah
There is a tilde (it's pronounced till-day and looks like this ~) over the first "n" in "manana." This represents the "nyah" sound. Hasta manana means "see you tomorrow."
Hasta la vista
Pronounced: Ah-stah lah vee-stah
It means "until we meet again," but we all know this one, thanks to Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Believe it or not, the phrase came before the movie - I know, it's shocking.
Hasta la vista, baby!
Author's Note: The quote from the beginning was from the song "Hello Goodbye" by The Beatles.