"Auf Wiedersehen!"

Translation:Goodbye!

2/20/2013, 7:47:11 AM

37 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/fakeid

what's difference between this and tschuss?

2/20/2013, 7:47:11 AM

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Look closely to "wieder-sehen". It's like "seeing again".

So, auf Wiedersehen, is more like "until we meet again", "see you later" and things like those.

Tschüss is just bye.

12/29/2013, 4:36:37 PM

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Perfekt

7/19/2015, 10:33:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/prabodh.meshram

Thanks man, your explaination really helped me a lot in understanding the difference.

3/29/2015, 2:46:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mady777

auf Wiedersehen is also more formal, while Tschüss is informal

5/8/2015, 8:09:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/theprince7

Danke!

9/8/2015, 1:28:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/scazalbao

I got it! Thanks!

3/26/2015, 1:17:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawson48

thanks

7/1/2015, 8:53:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/easy4880

Danke!

9/18/2015, 7:56:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

Tschüss is colloquial, 'auf Wiedersehen' can be used in formal context, too.

2/20/2013, 9:04:53 AM

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what does 'colloquial' mean? this is the second time i see it in this discussion.

6/18/2013, 8:49:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vindalf

Casual or conversational

6/19/2013, 1:19:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ArunavaC

Colloquial relates to on-the-street, local, language. How you say goodbye to an old school friend or a friend in your village (if you came from one) would be different from how you say goodbye to your colleagues.

1/31/2015, 5:41:58 AM

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Also, can both "Auf Wiedersehen" and "Tschüss" work to end a phone conversation?

12/29/2013, 9:19:00 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Grover

It depends. If on the other side of phone is your Boss or colleague then you should use "Auf Wiedersehen" or if u are talking to a family member you cann go for "Tschüss".

But my suggestion is "Goodbye" is much better than a BYE.

1/11/2014, 3:36:37 PM

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Oh. Thanks for explaining. I don't usually use the phone for formal convos, but looking at the possible literal translation of the phrase "Auf Wiedersehen", I suspect there might be better words out there.

1/12/2014, 11:19:54 AM

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On the phone i believe it should be auf wiederhören

4/20/2014, 9:52:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Henrique.Maia

I believe, and you have to check with someone more experienced in German, that the correct expression is 'Auf Wiederhören', meaning 'Until we hear again' (or something of the sort). Take this with a pinch of salt, since I learned this from an audiobook.

4/29/2014, 3:42:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PBJin

Like the other person said Auf Weidersehen is for a goodbye in hopes of meeting that person again. Tschuss is when you dont want to meet ever again (Django Unchained humor).

5/2/2015, 7:10:46 AM

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Why does Wiedersehen have a capital W?

3/22/2013, 4:04:40 AM

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"Das Wiedersehen" is a noun, which means reunion.

4/6/2013, 1:22:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mathemagicien

Danke !

7/13/2013, 12:03:03 PM

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What is the literal translation of Auf Wiedersehen? Google doesn't help!

3/20/2013, 6:35:13 PM

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Auf - wieder - sehen = to/on - again - seeing/to see

3/27/2013, 5:28:15 PM

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They should mention theses things in the green box I think!

6/12/2013, 5:42:58 PM

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dake! by explaining the compounds of the word i got it much easier

9/24/2013, 8:57:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/saltyfied

Danke

2/6/2014, 10:22:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vindalf

To seeing eachother again! -- kind of. I just think of it like "I'll see you again"

6/19/2013, 1:20:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/effie18

I know this because of the sound of music, but is there a less formal way to say bye in german?? Also, a more formal way to say thank you, the translation shown here only says 'thanks'

11/29/2013, 11:34:08 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MASTER-OF-CUNT

Informal goodbye: Tschuss, Ciao

Formal thanks: Vielen Dank

1/1/2014, 10:27:26 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ArunavaC

I went through the entire thread, but couldn't find answer to this: What is the difference between "Auf Wiedersehen" and "Bis Bald" ? When can they be used interchangeably, and when not?

I understand from the discussion Auf Wiedersehen is more of a formal greeting. Is Bis Bald to be used with friends, and not with Bosses? Someone please explain.

1/31/2015, 5:48:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/3388winterthur

Bis bald=see you later, auf Wiedersehen=good bye If you see somone AGAIN , one or two hours later, or later in evening, next day, next week, next month, or someone sure you will meet again sometime, you say "bis Bald" Someone you are not going to see again, or not sure you meet again ( like strengers), you say "auf Wiedersehen" Another case, depent on situation, someone you use "du", you say bis bald. Someone you use "Sie" , you use " auf Wiedersehen" " Tschüss" is another word much more common for friends to say good bye

1/31/2015, 6:53:39 AM

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Thank you! Much clearer to me now.

2/3/2015, 10:30:14 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/HappySonu

What does "Auf" alone mean? Good? Do I have to always us a combination of "Auf Wiedersehen" to mean "Goodbye"? "Wiedersehen" alone means "Goodbye", then what is the significant of "Auf"?

4/5/2015, 3:08:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

Perfect sentence to end the lesson with.

9/9/2015, 4:00:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Merindie18

It accepted "See you later"

9/12/2015, 1:08:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AdAre4

Does "Auf Wederschauen" mean something different, or is it just the southern german version?

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