Origin of sayonaraJpn, literally , if it is to be that way from say?, that way + nara, if
Misaki said, "Sayonara" to her friends when she left for the airport.
Sayonara is defined as goodbye in Japanese.
When you are leaving a party and you want to shout goodbye to everyone, this is an example of a time when you would say "sayonara!"
Used to express farewell.
Origin of sayonaraJapanese sayonara, sayōnara alteration of sayō naraba if be thus (said to indicate that the time for departure has come) sayō thus ( sa that ) ( yō appearance ) ( from Middle Chinese jiang` ) ( also the source of Mandarin yang` ) naraba if it be
- Okay, seriously now (because everything Paris is oh-so-serious), Hilton apparently had enough of Madden always trying to tell her what to do that she said "Sayonara."
- It's no big deal if you want to say, "Sayonara" to your old eyeglass frames and never look at them again--as sunglasses or otherwise.