hasta luego

[ ahs-tah -lwe-gaw; English hah-stuh loo-ey-goh ]
/ ˈɑs tɑ ˈlwɛ gɔ; English ˈhɑ stə luˈeɪ goʊ /

interjection Spanish.

see you later; so long.



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What does hasta luego mean?

Hasta luego is an informal way to say “see you later.” It is taken directly from Spanish.

Hasta luego is mainly used in Spanish-speaking countries as a way of saying goodbye, but it has also entered into use in English unchanged (like the more common adios).

Example: Hasta luego, bro! I’ll see you tomorrow!

Where does hasta luego come from?

Translated literally from Spanish to English, hasta luego means “until then.” (Until then is used in English in the exact same way—to say you’ll see someone soon.)

But most English speakers who are familiar with hasta luego simply recognize it as meaning “see ya later.” As in Spanish, hasta luego is typically said to a person you expect to see again relatively soon. It’s informal in Spanish, but it’s even more informal in English. Usually, someone saying hasta luego is simply trying to have a little more fun when saying goodbye.

Hasta luego is just one of many non-English words and phrases for “goodbye” that have been incorporated directly into English, such as adios (from Spanish), au revoir (from French), and ciao (from Italian).

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How is hasta luego used in real life?

The phrase hasta luego is used solely in informal situations, typically just as a different way to say “see you later.”



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Is hasta luego used correctly in the following sentence?

Hasta luego and welcome to the hotel—we’re so glad you’ll be staying with us!