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What is "arrivederci"?
‘Arrivederci’ is the Italian word for ‘goodbye’. It means ‘see you again’, and derives from the verb ‘vedere’, which means ‘to see’. It is the word you use to translate a formal ‘goodbye’ with.
‘Ciao’ is an informal way of saying both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian, and the word Italian use most often when saying goodbye on an everyday basis. ‘Addio’ means goodbye in the sense of ‘farewell’ and ‘adieu‘ – in Italy you only use it when you mean to say ‘goodbye – for ever‘.