chau
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "chao."
chau(
chow
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(goodbye)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bye
¡Chau, qué gusto verte!Bye, it was nice seeing you!
b. bye-bye
¡Gracias, chau!Thanks, bye-bye!
c. see you
¡Hasta luego, amigos! - ¡Chau!See you later, guys! - See you!
d. good-bye
Es todo por hoy. ¡Chau!That's all for today. Good-bye!
e. ciao
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Te llamo más tarde. ¡Chau!I'll call you later. Ciao!
f. cheerio
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Se hace tarde. ¡Chau!It's getting late. Cheerio!
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chau
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡chau!bye!, see you!
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chau
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