Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We know what au revoir means--"until the again seeing". And auf wiedersehn (same thing). And goodbye--"God be with ye". But what does sayonara mean?

Well, sa means something like "thus" and yo means "like this."  Nara is a suffix indicating uncertainty, so here something like "maybe." 

Run it all together and sayonara means "If that's the way it has to be…"

 - Zeke Suzuki