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English translation of Ciao


The Italian word 'Ciao' is a casual way to say 'hello' in Italian. It is typically used among friends or in informal settings. Its meaning can also change depending on the context, sometimes also meaning 'goodbye'. It's derived from the Venetian phrase 's-ciào vostro' which means 'I am your slave'.

Example sentences using: Ciao

Ciao, come stai?

English translation of Ciao, come stai?

Hello, how are you?

This is a common greeting in Italian, which directly translates to 'Hello, how are you?' It's used to inquire about someone's wellbeing.

Ciao, mi chiamo John.

English translation of Ciao, mi chiamo John.

Hello, my name is John.

This sentence is used by a person to introduce oneself in Italian. 'Mi chiamo' is a common phrase used to specify one's name.

Ciao, piacere di conoscerti.

English translation of Ciao, piacere di conoscerti.

Hello, nice to meet you.

This phrase is usually used when meeting someone for the first time, where 'piacere di conoscerti' directly translates to 'pleased to meet you'.

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