Quick answer
"Farewell" is a noun which is often translated as "la despedida", and "so long" is an interjection which is often translated as "adiós". Learn more about the difference between "farewell" and "so long" below.
farewell(
fehr
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wehl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (parting)
a. la despedida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Linda bid farewell to her family.Linda hizo su despedida a su familia.
b. el adiós
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He said farewell to us, and we never saw him again.Nos dijo adiós y nunca más lo vimos.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(goodbye)
a. adiós
Farewell, Charles. May the gods be with you.Adiós, Charles. Que los dioses te acompañen.
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so long(
so
 
lang
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (farewell)
a. adiós
So long, dear friends. It was a pleasure to be with you today.Adiós, queridos amigos. Ha sido un placer estar con ustedes hoy.
b. hasta luego
I think I have been here for too long. I should go. So long!Creo que he estado aquí demasiado tiempo. Debo irme. ¡Hasta luego!
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (of significant length)
a. tan largo
The road was so long that we couldn't even see the end.El camino era tan largo que ni siquiera podíamos ver el final.
3. (a long time)
a. tanto tiempo
It has been so long since the last time I saw you.Ha pasado tanto tiempo desde que la última vez que te vi.
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