If you have watched any Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, you must have heard him say hasta la vista before he blew up something or someone.
That means everyone is familiar with hasta la vista. But what of hasta luego? No? Quick language lesson!
Hasta luego is a Spanish phrase that means goodbye or bye. Separately, “hasta” means until while “luego” means later, so together, literally, hasta luego means until later.
So, when someone says this to you, it can either mean, until later or goodbye, both having the same meaning.
Hasta luego in Spanish, has its origin from Spanish-speaking countries and is commonly used.
While hasta la vista is more popular than hasta luego, the latter is used by locals in all Spanish-speaking countries while it is rare to say locals or natives say hasta la vista.
It is not rude to say it is friends, or those older than you, but be careful, because it is seen as a casual way to bid farewell.
Now that our lesson is over, here are some Spanish and English replies you can use when you are told hasta luego:
17 Best Spanish Replies
If you fancy learning a new language, or at least a few phrases in a new language just to respond to a greeting, here are some replies you can use.
They include the pronunciation, meaning, and how to use them:
- Hasta luego
- Hasta la vista
- Hasta más ver
- Hasta pronto
- Hasta la próxima
- Hasta mañana
- Si Dios quiere
- igualmente adios /igual
- Nos vermos see you
- Cuidate be careful
- Que te vaya Bien
- De acuerdo
- buenas noches
This is a valid response to the greeting. Since you are both parting ways and you hope to see each other, you can still respond with this.
You can use some Spanish terms of endearment like my dear, my love, and so on. Here are some examples:
Hasta luego, mi amor
Hasta luego, querido (male)
Hasta luego querida (female)
Hasta luego corazón
Hasta la Vista
What type of list would this be if it didn’t contain one of the most famous Spanish phrases of all time? Hasta la vista literally means until the view which is supposed to mean until the two views (see) each other again.
It means bye and it is very popular because it rhymes. Most people say it to sound cool but it sounds more like why you say if you won’t see them again or if you won’t see them in a long time.
Hasta más ver
Literally meaning “until see soon”, this Spanish phrase means see you soon. It sounds nicer and more casual on the two we have looked at so far.
It is something that isn’t common but that has a common meaning. People also say “hasta más tarde” which means see you afterward. That is, after we go our separate ways and we see each other.
I promise we don’t just have all the replies starting with hasta. Hasta pronto also means see you soon and it’s very understandable.
If you separate them, you will see pronto standing alone which means quick or fast. In this case it means soon. As in, very soon. It is very simple.
Another one that’s not so popular meaning “see you soon” is “te veo pronto”.
Hasta la próxima
This means until next time. It doesn’t sound as smooth and casual as the ones above but it is a good reply and if you want to say goodbye to someone who is not a close friend, like a coworker, an acquaintance, or someone else you know or you are meeting outside a formal setting, you can use this.
If it seems too stiff, say it with a smile.
Don’t ignore the tiny sign on the first n. You put a little pressure on it. Now say it again. This one means until tomorrow.
This one is specific so unless it is someone you are going to see tomorrow like a colleague or classmate, don’t see this.
If you are meeting them on another day of the week that is not tomorrow, you can say, “hasta El (day of the week). Heads up, there are Spanish words for the day of the week.
Si Dios quiere
“See dios ki-a-re” is the pronunciation and it means God willing. Got a religious friend, are you a devout follower yourself? This sound appeals to one of you.
You are putting yourself in the Almighty’s hands and as long as He’s willing, you will definitely see each other again. If you ever write this down, remember that Dios means God so keep it capitalized.
Now to set things straight, this word is both Spanish and Italian. As an Italian word it is pronounced Chao and it can mean hello or goodbye but as a Spanish word it means goodbye and it is pronounced as it is spelt (see-a-oo).
Igualmente adios / Igual
Don’t be confused. Igual means “same”. As in, same to you. You can say this as a response to hasta luego or you can take up a notch you can use igualmente adios.
This means “you too. Goodbye”, or “same, goodbye”. You can go for whichever one suits your fancy, they are both correct.
If I am ranking the popularity of all Spanish words or phrases, this comes second. Most times when I say adios, my English friends finish off with amigos.
In this case, they have already said goodbye so you can just say adios amigos if you are friends or just adios.
It means see you, but literally it means “we will see each other”. You can pronto to make it “we will see each other soon”.
It sounds more personal and nice and I imagine closing a thank you card with this. Very nice.
It means “take care of yourself” and it is pronounced quid-at-a. This is a nice way to show someone you care even as you are parting.
This keep of reply goes well with a term of endearment especially to a loved one so don’t be shy to try it out.
You can also say “cuidate mucho”, it has the same meaning, “cuidate por favor” meaning take care, please
Que te vaya Bien
This means good luck. It doesn’t say goodbye but you can use it depending on the type of conversation you just had.
This is Spanish too, and it means bye. Just bye. You can pair it with any if the other responses above spice it up a bit. For example:
Chao cuidate (bye, take care)
Chao hasta nunca (bye bye never – guessing it means there will never be a permanent goodbye)
Chao hasta luego (bye, until we see again)
Chao mi amor (bye my love)
You would think that such a fine-looking phrase with a wonderful ring to it will have a nice meaning. It just means okay. That’s it.
It agrees with what the other person said. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s surprising but then who won’t like it?
If you feared there wasn’t a simple way to say okay in Spanish, I give you vale. It’s pronounced VA-le (stress on the first syllable). You can pair with other replies just as we did with Chao.
This means good night in Spanish. It doesn’t say goodbye but it’s good if you are parting in the evening or at night and you will see tomorrow.
They already said goodbye, it’s good to close off with a farewell and a wish. Buenas noches says the two very well.
That’s it for the Spanish responses. If you like you can use their English meanings instead. No one is going to beat you up about replying in a different language.
12 Best English Responses
Here are some English Responses you can try if you feel you don’t want to bother yourself with learning the replies above.
They are regular replies, you will easily know how to use them.
- Till we meet again
- Looking forward to it
- So long
- Catch you later
- Farewell friend
- Say hi to your family for me
- Until next time
- You take care
- Live long and prosper
- All the best
And that’s what we have amigos. Remember to take note of the accents and signs on the letters if you are writing or texting.
You can always use either Spanish or English responses, and if you have any other answers, Spanish or English, be sure to drop them below. Hasta luego.