tschüss

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Low Saxon and/or German Low German, from Walloon adjüs, the equivalent of the French adieu. (See also moin.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃʏs/, /tʃyːs/

Interjection[edit]

tschüss

  1. (informal) bye, cheers, ciao

Usage notes[edit]

Tschüss was originally common only in northern Germany, but it has gained wider acceptance and is now also commonly used in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy. The farewell auf Wiedersehen is often considered more appropriate to use towards strangers and generally in formal situations.