how to pronounce ciao


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the above transcription of ciao is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ciao is pronounced in one syllable

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of ciao


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An example use of ciao in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… all right ciao ciao …”

meaning of ciao

Ciao is a greeting in Italian.

ciao frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ciao occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ciao can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ciao can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to ciao


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