Claire
How do you say .....in English culture

It's getting cold in Korea. we say " Be careful not to catch a cold " it is common to say when we say good bye.

I am wondering 

How do you guys say this time of the year like the winter is around the corner? When you say good bye

i think I heard people say" Keep yourself warm" 

Oct 8, 2016 8:49 AM
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I think "stay warm" is quite common to say in America. Like if you're shopping in a store and you're leaving, it's not uncommon for a worker to say "stay warm" or "stay dry" (if it's raining) as a guest is leaving.  
What you said (be careful not to catch a cold) is also not strange if someone is going outside, but sounds more like something your mother would say.  :P

I think " keep yourself warm" is a little awkward, though. I would use "keep/stay warm" and omit "yourself".  :)

October 8, 2016

In the UK, I don't think there is an exact equivalent.  You could say "wrap up warm" at the end of a conversation.

There are some more general ones like:

"Look after yourself", or "take it easy" (more informal and street)

We have some funny expressions in other contexts: e.g. Night, night. Don't let the bedbugs bite.

Or a mother might remind her son, "don't forget to wash behind your ears" when saying goodbye. My aunty still says this, though more in jest.

October 8, 2016

Stay warm.

Drive safely.

Take care.

Stay safe.

These are all common sayings in the US when parting.  :)

October 8, 2016
People in America will often say "stay warm"
October 8, 2016
Claire
Language Skills
English, Korean
Learning Language
English