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Malay translation: slang for goodbye

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Malay term or phrase:ciao
Malay translation:slang for goodbye
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21:04 Jun 4, 2002
Malay to Malay translations [Non-PRO]
Malay term or phrase: ch-yow
I am wondering what does this word mean in Malay? Ch-yow this is the phonetic sound of the word. I do not know the actual spelling. I am wanting to know what the definition is.. thanks very much!
Frances Andria
Goodbye
Explanation:
I'm guessing it's actually "ciao" ("goodbye"). If the person said it when he/she was leaving or going somewhere else, he/she probably meant to say goodbye.

It could also mean "I'm leaving" (Aku nak ciao) or "Let's go" (Jom ciao) depending on how it was said in Malay.

"Ciao" is Italian, but this word has somehow become hip slang in English and Malay too.
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Local time: 00:09
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Goodbye


Explanation:
I'm guessing it's actually "ciao" ("goodbye"). If the person said it when he/she was leaving or going somewhere else, he/she probably meant to say goodbye.

It could also mean "I'm leaving" (Aku nak ciao) or "Let's go" (Jom ciao) depending on how it was said in Malay.

"Ciao" is Italian, but this word has somehow become hip slang in English and Malay too.

xxxA-MMI
Malaysia
Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Malay
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