"לפני שאני עוזב, אני אומר להתראות."

Translation:Before I leave, I say goodbye.

August 3, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TheSonz

I think an English answer of "before i go, i say goodbye" should be accepted also

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
August 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/esniqui

"so long" should not be marked incorrect.

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

Who says so long.. And doesn't add (and thanks for all the fish?)

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

Well, nobody knows for sure where the expression so long originated from. It is funny although that next to a Germanic loan translation like from Scandinavian så lenge/länge a distortion of Hebrew or Jiddish שָׁלוֹם was proposed.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertEddy

So long came to English from Malay by manging "salām".

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Larry824711

להתראות isn't really "goodbye", it's more like "be seeing you".

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

But לְהִתְרָאוֹת is the most idiomatic expression when you leave, like "goodbye" in English. It sounds like a coinage following German "Auf Wiedersehen" or French "Au revoir".

October 26, 2018
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