What is Ciao?
May 21, 2009 8:12am CST
I am wondering what is Ciao? I have been seeing people putting up their results with it, and I am wondering what they are posting it for, and why they have Ciao, because I still don't know what it is.
21 May 09
'Ciao.com' is a very good product review site, which pays for your effort. Once I received $5 from this site for my writing. I am from India. Now this site is not considering the Asian people.If you are from other than an Asian country, you can try this site to earn money by writing good reviews.
21 May 09
according to wikipedia, ciao is an italian word meaning hello or goodbye. i've been familiar with the word as most of my chatmates back in high school were greeting me ciao. here are the rest of the results:Originally from the Venetian language, it was adopted by Italian and eventually entered the vocabulary of English and of many other languages around the world. The word is mostly used as "goodbye" in English, but in modern Italian and in other languages it may mean "hello" or "goodbye".[i]Etymology The word derives from the Venetian phrase s-ciào vostro or s-ciào su literally meaning "I am your slave". This greeting is analogous to the Latin Servus which is still used in a large section of Central/Eastern Europe. The expression was not a literal statement of fact, of course, but rather a perfunctory promise of good will among friends (along the lines "if you ever need my help, count on me"). The Venetian word for "slave", s-ciào (/st?ao/) or s-ciàvo, is cognate of the Italian schiavo and derives from Latin sclavus. The greeting expression was eventually shortened to ciào, lost all its servile connotations and came to be used as an informal salutation by speakers of all classes. The word s-ciào is still used in Venetian and in the Lombard language as an exclamation of resignation, as in O, va be', s-ciào ("Oh, well, never mind!"). A Milanese proverb/tongue-twister says Se gh'inn gh'inn, se gh'inn no s-ciào ("If there is [money], there is; if there isn't, farewell! [there's nothing we can do]").[/i]