“Goodbye” in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘Goodbye’ or ‘Farewell’ is Paalam.



O, sige, aalis na ako…
Okay, I’m leaving now…

Paalam na po
Bye now…
(use with older people)

Sige po… Paalam
Okay, I’m leaving now
(respectfully with older people)

Aalis ka na?
You leaving already?

Huwag kang umalis.
Don’t leave.

Hintayin mo ako!
Wait for me!

Sandali lang…
Just a moment…

Isang minuto lang…
Just one minute…

In casual situations, Filipinos say

ba-bay, which is from the English bye-bye.

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