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The Goodees: Au Revoir, Adios, Zai Jian, & Good-Bye

Posted on: June 8, 2013

goodee pics 004PePe: “Bonjour, Wollie. Do you want to paint with me?”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “No.”

goodee pics 004  PePe: “Why not?”

goodee pics 011  Wollie:” I am going to visit my nana.”

goodee pics 004  PePe: “Okay then, au revoir.”

goodee pics 011Wollie: “Well, aren’t you going to say good-bye to me?” 

goodee pics 004PePe: “I just did. Au revoir means good-bye in French.”  

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Oooh.”

scan002  Alex: “Hola, Wollie. Do you want to play hide-and-seek with me?”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “No. I’m going to visit my nana.”

scan002  Alex: “Okay, adios.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Well, aren’t you going to say good-bye to me?”

scan002  Alex: “I just did! Adios means good-bye in Spanish.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Ooh.”

goodee pics 005  Stuie: Ni hao, Wollie. I’m going to play chinese checkers. Do you want to play with me?

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “I wish I could, but I’m going to visit my nana.”

goodee pics 005  Stuie: “Okay, Zai Jian.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Wait. Did you just say good-bye to me in Mandarin?”

goodee pics 005  Stuie: “Uhhh, yes.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Well, au revoir, adios, and good-bye to you, too.”

 

How do we say “good-bye” in Spanish?

Au revoir,  Adios, Zai Jian, or See You Next Time

 

How do we say “good-bye” in French?

See You later Alligator, Au revoir,  Adios, or Zai Jian

 

How do we say “good-bye” in Mandarin?

 Adios, Au revoir, See You Next Time, or Zai Jian

 

Practice saying hello and good-bye in the four languages with your little learner.  Each day greet them and say good-bye to them in each language with hand gestures to help reinforce what each word means. 

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