What is "adiós"?
‘Adiós’ is the Spanish word for ‘good-bye’. See also ‘chau‘.
The French equivalents are au revoir (good-bye), and adieu which is more final and closer to ‘farewell’ in meaning. The Italian words are arrivederci (good-bye), ciao (a more casual ‘bye’), and addio which is similar to adieu in meaning. Spanish does not have an equivalent word to ‘adieu’ and ‘addio’. You use ‘adiós’ for both ‘good-bye’, and ‘farewell’.
This is a Spanish word, so you pronounce each syllable. You stress the part of the word that is accented.The stress in a Spanish word is usually on the penultimate (second to last) syllable, unless the word has only 2 syllables, in which case it’s on the first syllable. The accent means that the stress is on a syllable that is not ordinarily stressed.
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