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Ciao is included in French lessons

Does anyone know why there is an Italian word for goodbye stuck into the French language lesson? I was reviewing my past lessons, and I was given that word as a choice in multiple-choice sentence pick for "thank you and goodbye": pick all the correct answers. The content was: Merci et au revoir, merci et ciao, pardon et ciao. I selected the first answer as the only correct one. The program dinged me, and of course, when you make an incorrect answer, it brings that same question back to reinforce the lesson. Is this wrong, is CIAO a french word? I've never seen it before.

July 3, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux

Yes, ciao (or tchau) is a French word. See the following reference: http://www.wordreference.com/fren/ciao

Although originally Italian, ciao or a variation is used informally for bye in many languages.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn

yh its kinda like how american people say adios sometimes

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50

Ciao or tchao*.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

ciao is used just about everywhere

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

My French dictionary says the word "ciao" is a French word since 1950.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

However, Merci et au revoir should be the correct answer. Do you see anything wrong with it?

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50

It was correct, but there was another correct answer: 'Merci et ciao'. If you select only one of the two correct answers, it dings as incorrect, as you certainly know.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

Oui, il est un mot de francais

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DebbieBamb

c'est*

July 5, 2017
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