If "ciao" is for "hello" and "good bye" in italian, how do I say bye? It's because the person which I'm talking to may think I'm saying "hello" again...
Feb 12, 2012 7:19 PM
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When you come: Ciao (= hello, informal, friendly) , Salve (= hello, less informal and formal) When you leave: Ciao (= Bye, informal, friendly), Arrivederci (= See you again, less informal and formal), Salve (= Goodbye, less informal and formal). Ci vediamo ( =See you, informal and formal). A presto, ci vediamo presto ( See you soon, informal and formal).
February 13, 2012
That case never happened to me, as when two persons are departing from each other, they know! Bye is an abbreviated form of 'good bye'; /ciao/ is so short that it does not have an abbreviated form! If still in doubt, come here in Italy and try it yourself. Ciao!
February 12, 2012
you can use for "hello" and "bye" the same word :"ciao" or you can say "goodbye", which in italian is "arrivederci"
February 12, 2012
February 12, 2012
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