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Questions about "Goodbye and bye" Bye and Goodbye are different in what sense?
I think goodbye means "see you soon/later" and bye means "until never more" am I right?


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Apr 29, 2018 4:59 PM
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Bye is just a shortened form of goodbye. They both mean that the time spent together is over, goodbye is just longer and slightly more formal.

For example, I would end a job interview with "Thank you, goodbye" but leave my sister's house saying "see you later, bye".
April 29, 2018

There is no difference, except in level of formality.

And it doesn't really communicate a meaning, it is just a sort of departure ritual, like waving your hand.

"Bye" means two things: "Goodbye" and "we are being casual and relaxed so I don't need to say the whole word." 

If you are not going to see someone for a long time, you would not be feeling casual and relaxed, you would be feeling serious, so you would probably say "goodbye," probably as part of something much longer. "Oh, goodbye, goodbye, Joan, have a wonderful time, please stay in touch, write to me, send pictures, take care, goodbye!"

Sometimes people, particularly women, will say "bye-bye" or "b'bye." In both cases, this is what you might say to a young child, so it is even more informal.

Similar, there is no difference between "hello" and "hi," except the level of formality.

April 30, 2018

for me i use goodbye to express that we may not see each other/talk again , but i use Bye  when i'm sure i'll see the person i talk with or meet up with later/soon/tomorrow  but i can say BYE is more common in any situation.


April 29, 2018
Mujhe lagta hai Good bye kuch jyada praise ke sath kaha gya word hai and bye is just a formal word
April 29, 2018
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