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English

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Interjection

ciao!

  1. hello, hi (especially US), howdy (US).
  2. bye, goodbye.

Usage notes

In UK and in US usage, ciao is considered pretentious by some.


Italian

Etymology

From Italian schiavo ((your obedient) servant) from Medieval Latin sclavus (slave); in the Venetian dialect originally pronounced /stʃaʊ/. Slavs were often enslaved during the early Middle Ages, thus the semantic correspondence. Development and use is similar to the Central European greeting of servus.

Pronunciation

Interjection

ciao! [[Category:Template:lang:it interjections|ciao]]

  1. Hello!
  2. Goodbye!

Derived terms

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