sayonara

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See also: sayōnara

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese さよなら (sayonara), shorter form of more traditional さようなら (sayōnara, goodbye, literally if that's the way it is).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

sayonara

  1. (informal, often humorous, especially used when referring to Japan) goodbye, adieu
    Synonyms: adieu, adios, aloha, arrivederci, auf Wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, cheers, ciao, farewell, goodbye, good day, shalom, so long, tot ziens

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

sayonara (plural sayonaras)

  1. An utterance of sayonara, the wishing of farewell to someone.
    • 1999, Hell to Pay, ISBN 1583487026, page 19:
      After a simply marvelous, entertaining two and a half hour meal, they reclaimed their shoes and ceremoniously bid their sayonaras to the Japanese girls.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sayonara

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さよなら

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Japanese さようなら (sayōnara) or さよなら (sayonara, goodbye), maybe by analogy with getas, the Japanese wooden clogs. Cognate with Greek σαγιονάρα (sagionára). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saɟ͡ʝoˈnaɾa/, [saʝoˈnaɾa]

Noun[edit]

sayonara f (plural sayonaras)

  1. (Peru) flip-flop, thong (Australia), jandal (New Zealand)
    Synonyms: bamba, chancla, chola, ojota, slap