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“Talk to you soon” or “talk with you later“?

Hallo! Please help me to understand how to say goodbye in a better way – “talk with you later” or”talk to you soon”. It all depends on the context.


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talk to me later” and “talk with you soon?

A little over a week ago, I answered the following question. Is there any difference between “talk to me later” and “talk with you soon?” Are they possible to use?

Here’s my answer. It may also answer your question.

Both are acceptable ways to end a conversation. Talk to you later is an open-ended question about when you will speak again. 

It is possible that there will be a specific time, but it could be later today, this week, or this month. You might have unfinished business that you need to get back to. This could mean that you will meet again or not. It is less likely that you will speak again. 

This is an informal, but clear form of saying goodbye. Talk to you soon can be used to indicate that you want to talk with the other person sooner than expected. Although there might be a time frame, it might not happen. It might take a few days or less.

 You might also have unfinished business that you want to revisit. Talk to you soon usually means that you are familiar with the person and there is a possibility of having a second conversation. 

This is more positive than “Talk with you later”, as it suggests that we will continue the conversation at a future date. This also indicates that the person doesn’t want this conversation to end in a single moment and will continue to communicate with you in the future.

It would be easier to explain how long “talk to you soon” has been. This would allow the parties of conversation to relate to how long it has been since their last conversation.

Soon would then be recognized as “less time between this call and this one”, or to know that soon is a brief period of time between this conversation and the time at which the upcoming event will occur. If the speaker does not know, no implied time can be determined.

Two More Ways to Talk (Casual )… in English Language Part II)

Introduction – Definition of casual and formal language

In an earlier article, I discussed how to use casual language and formal language in conversation. in English. Before we get into the subject, I explained the meanings of the words “casual”, and then gave examples of the phrases and words, as well as the best times to use them. In case you haven’t seen it, here is a quick review.

:Ca*su*al/’kaZHoo@l/adjDesigned for informal use, unassisted and unconcerned.Casual wordsAre more popular with people you are familiar with and feel more at ease with

For*mal/For@l/adjThese forms and rules are based on traditional forms and rules. Formal words are appropriate for more important situations or occasions.


Remember to read Part I of “2 Ways to Talk Casually and Formally in English” and Part III of “Casual Conversations in ESL – The Inside Scoop Part III”.

Casual Conversation in ESL – The Inside Scoop Part III


Look Closer at 2 Different Ways to Talk English

The article is worth readingcuz (because) you all (all of)You might be tempted to believe it.sick (great/amazing)I actually understand the difference between these two ways of speaking English. IYou must (have to)We agreeIt sucks (is horrible)When you don’t know what to say, how to say it or to whom to say it…dunno (don’t know)All of your reasons for learning EnglishNot to learnIt is possible, but I hope this article will help.

1. Here are some ways to say “Goodbye!”

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Goodbye– Goodbye, Mr. Jones. The conference was enjoyable.

.FarewellMargaret, we will be saying goodbye for now. I look forward to calling you soon for another business meeting.

It was a pleasure to meet you. It was a pleasure to meet you, Ms. Smith. Your company would be an amazing place to work. I am grateful that you took the time to interview with me today.



Take careTake care. Perhaps we can all go to the movie this weekend.

ByeTommy, bye. Tomorrow, I will be there.

We will see you againMary, we will see you at 8:00 for the dance.

Okay– Okay. Goodbye.

Make sure you have a great oneMark, I wish you a great day. I will try to catch your next soccer match.

Bye!Sal, bye, bye now

Later– For guys later.

Talk to me laterLaura, we’ll talk to you soon. It’s been a long and tiring day.

So long– Mom, it’s so long. I’ll call your in the morning.

It’s all right nowJohn, it’s all right. This sounds like a great plan.

You will be backDiane, I will catch up with you when I have more time.

Peace– Kirstin: Peace now.

I’m outWow! I didn’t realize it was so late. I’m out.

I’m outta here – Hey, I’m outta here. We will see you tomorrow.

Take it easyTake it easy.

Keep in touch– I will keep in touch.

We will keep in touch– Don’t worry. We will keep in touch. We’ll keep in touch.

We gotta’ keep in touch– I agree. We gotta’ keep in touch.

Let’s just call it a day.– I must get up at a reasonable hour. Let’s call this a day.

Let’s call this an evening– I have an appointment in the morning. Let’s call this an evening.

You should get moving– It’s time to get moving. I am being watched by the babysitter.

It’s getting late – It’s getting late. I had promised to get dinner.

I think it’d be better to go– I should be there. There are many things I need to do.

We are sorry, we have to go– We are sorry, we have to go. It will be longer next time.

We’re looking forward to seeing you aroundWe’re looking forward to seeing you. It was great fun.

It was great to meet youIt was a wonderful experience. Matthew, it was great to meet you.

We look forward to seeing you again– It was a great experience going to the concert with your group. We look forward to seeing you again.

Say hi to _____ from meOkay, bye. Say hi to ______ from me.

Have a great dayMark, have a great day!

Enjoy a pleasant dayJimmy, have an enjoyable day. Okay?

Enjoy a great nightHeidi and Margot, have an enjoyable night. You must run.

Enjoy a pleasant nightEnjoy a pleasant evening. We hope to see you soon.

Enjoy a great eveningHave a great evening. You have to get up and run.

Enjoy a pleasant eveningEnjoy a pleasant evening. We will get together soon

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Informally, we use foreign language goodbyes

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Adios or adios, amigosSpanish Adios, amigos. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Ciao – Italian. Ciao. Again, thank you for your assistance.

Au revoirFrançais Au revoir. I must go.

2. 2.

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Formal helloGreetings, bank manager. It is a pleasure to have you as a guest.

Good morningGood morning. Yes, I would love to have a cup of coffee.

Good afternoonGood afternoon ladies and gentlemen. The training session will conclude in approximately two hours. A refreshment break will take place at 2:00 p.m.

Good eveningGood evening Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. Your home is beautiful.

GreetingsGreetings, also. It’s so great to finally get to know you.



Morning– Good morning. What are you doing today?

Hey– Hey! How is your day?

What’s the deal?– Hey, what’s the matter? There’s not too much to it.

Supp?– What’s the matter? I heard you were applying for the new job.

It’s going well.? Joey, how’s it all going?

Howdy!– Hello guys, I’m sorry for being late.

Hi!Nancy, hey! It’s good to see you.

Hello!– Hello. I would love to meet you.

Hello, there!– Hello there! What have you done?

YoYo. What’s new?

Take a look at who is here– Look at who’s there. No see for a long time.

Are you doing well? You are doing okay?You look tired. Are you doing okay?

Hi, what’s new? –Nance, how are you? Hi, Nance.

Hello, what’s the matter? –Peter, how are you? Hi, Peter.

Hi, long time no see –Hello, there. It’s been a long time.

Hello – Have you been keeping busy lately?– Sal. Are you keeping busy?

3. Show appreciation in different ways

Thank You Message Card


Thank you so much! I appreciate your _____-Thank you, Mr. Anderson. I appreciate your help in reviewing the project.

We are so grateful.Miss White, thank you so much. It was a hard project, I’m sure.

We are very grateful.Thank you, Ms. Wood. Your dedication will be appreciated by my clients.

Thank you so much for ______Dr. Benson. I am so grateful that you took the time to visit me today. I will follow your advice.

Thank you so much for ______.Dear T&T: I want to thank you for all your business over the past ten year.

Thank you so much for ______.Professor Stevens, thank you so much for explaining the algebra problem to my. It is much easier now.

Thank you so much for ______.Copp’s Corporation, thank you for your generous donation to our company picnic. You were very generous.



Thank you!Thank you for all the great times! We will have to meet again.

It is worth it.It was a great gesture of generosity to stay late and help others. Appreciate it, Kim.

Cheers –Cheers! Harry, all the best!

4. Thank you and appreciation:

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We are delighted to have you as a guest.Your welcome, Mr. Anderson. Thank you for the IT presentation.

You’re quite welcome –You’re quite welcome, Miss Richards. Do you have any other questions?

We are always open to your suggestions.You are always welcome, Mr. Thomas. If you have any questions regarding your trip, please let me know.

It’s my pleasure.It’s nice of your to say that. It was my pleasure.

It is my pleasure –It worked out well for you. It’s all my pleasure.

This is all I can do.We are so grateful to you. It was the least I could do.




Yes.Yes. You are the one who did a fantastic job.

Certain things– Yes. It was much easier than I expected.

It’s easy –It’s not a problem. It’s time to help a little.

No problem –It’s fine. It’s okay.

It’s okay to be worried about it.It’s okay to be nervous. It worked for you.

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It’s not necessary to mention it.It is not necessary to mention it. Many thanks.

Don’t even mention it– Don’t even mention it. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call me.

5. Simple greetings are enough to respond

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Thank you for using FormalFine. –Yes, I’m fine. Thank you.



Thank you, I have been busyThank you Melanie. I have been very busy.

Thank you for asking…Doug, thank you for your question…

Hello, how are you doing? –Joey, what about you?

It’s great to meet you,It’s great to see you, Grandma.

You can’t complain. How about you? –Missy can’t complain. How about you?

6. Other, casual expressions that are often used

Positive or uplifting words.

You are a good personAfter sharing good news, what do you say? It shows that you care enough to listen to their feelings and are open to hearing them out.

This is a great idea.What you say after hearing a joke or good story

This is a great question.This expression is what you use when you’re asked a question. It lets the listener know that you are thinking of a solution to the question.

It would be wonderful.OrIt sounds goodWhat you say when someone makes you happy or explains something that you like


If you are interested in learning more about something

How can you find out?You can ask this question to find out more about what someone is telling you.

Tell me more!This phrase is used to gain more information about the topic being discussed

To emphasize that something is true or offer explanations

To the best of my knowledge/As far I know/Frankly speaking/Well to be completely honestWhat you say when you’re certain of what you’re saying, and want to clarify it or give credit for why you know this and that

Let me tell you/You see, it is this:What to say when you have to explain something

Do you see what I’m referring to? –To emphasize what you have already said, or to clarify that someone is listening and understands what your words are.

That’s a fact you can’t dispute.This expression is used to agree with the words of another person


You are either astonished or you don’t believe it.

You got me thereThis is more casual than “I don’t understand” or “I don’t know”.

You have to be kidding me/You are kidding meThis is a phrase that you use when something surprises you or catches your attention.


Never mind…Never mind, it’s fineThis expression is used to decline an offer of help from someone.

Don’t forget what I just saidThis expression is used to indicate that you are not interested in talking about a topic anymore, that you have changed your mind or don’t want the listener to be offended.

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Remember to read Part I of “2 Ways to Talk Casually and Formally in English” and Part III of “Casual Conversations in ESL – The Inside Scoop Part III”.

Read Part I on 2 More Ways to Talk Casual and Formal in English
Casual Conversation in ESL - The Inside Scoop Part III


Hopefully you can commit some of these formal and casual words and phrases to memory and then use them in everyday conversation. Remember, the more these words and phrases are used, the better chance that they become part of your working vocabulary. You will have gained in confidence along with widening your English speaking vocabulary and improved your ESL skills.

Send me an email(send an email)Let me know how you are doing with your English. You are welcome to share with me a story.Let’s go!I cannot wait! Let’s hope you don’t.Later… Goodbye!

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