Tchau: An informal portuguese word used in Brazil derived from the Italian word “Ciao”, a salute that means either “Hello” or “Goodbye”. However, in Brazil it is not used as an initial greeting – instead, it is a common substitute for the word “Adeus” – “Goodbye” in Portuguese.

Common usage:
– Tchau, Diana. Vemo-nos amanhã.
– Tchau, Diana. We’ll see each other tomorrow.

– Tudo bem, João. Tchau.
– Allright, João. Tchau.



  1. Flavia Santos

    Oi David!
    I saw part of your presentation at WordCamp Miami and really enjoyed it!
    Like you, I am Brazilian and also a terrific Graphic Designer living here in Fort Lauderdale. If you ever need collaboration for your projects, let me know. Some of my portfolio can be seen here:
    Um otimo final de semana pra voce e sua familia :)
    Flavia Santos

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