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  1. goodbye, so long, see you soon, see you

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used instead of arrivederci in a more formal context, for people of either sex who would normally be addressed as "lei". Literally similarly means "until I see you again", with the feminine "la" which would normally be used only as a salutation to a woman or girl; the feminine is sometimes thus used in a gender-neutral way in Italian.[1]


  1. ^ Fausto Díaz Padilla, Gramática analítico descriptiva de la lengua italiana, Volume 2 (in Spanish) "Arrivederla ... [these forms] are valid both for masculine and feminine, in other words we generate a gender-neutral term in the feminine form"