Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hail and Farewell #1

Ciao - The informal word meaning hello or good bye depending on the situation. It is equivalent to saying hey or bye-bye.

Salve - The formal version of Ciao.

Pronto - Used as a greeting over phones.

Arrivederci - Means Goodbye. "a domani arrivederci" means see you tomorrow.

Buon Giorno - Literally means Good Day, but is used to mean both Good Morning and Good Day.

Buon Pomeriggio - Means Good Afternoon.

Buona Sera - Means Good Evening.

Buona Nocte - Means Good Night.

Come Stai - Informal and common way to say How Are You.

Come Sta - Formal and less common way to say How Are You.

Piacere - Common greeting meaning Pleased To Meet You, and Piacere may be used in reply meaning Pleased To Meet You As Well.

Benvenuto - Means Welcome, and is used often if the situation permits.

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