Home » Segments » Rhyming Goodbyes

Rhyming Goodbyes

Play episode
For a casual goodbye in English, we might say See you later, alligator or After while, crocodile. Many languages have similarly silly rhyming goodbyes. In Spanish, you can say Ciao, pescao! or “Bye, fish!” In Dutch, it’s Aju paraplu! or “Bye, umbrella!” In French, you can take your leave with À plus dans le bus, “Later on the bus!” And in Swedish, there’s Tack och hej, leeverpaste! or “Thank you, goodbye, liver paté!” This is part of a complete episode.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More from this show


The Irish English word bockety describes someone who has difficulty walking, or something that’s fallen into a state of disrepair, as...