tschüss

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See also: tschuess and tschüß

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tschüß, tschüs (pronounced with a long vowel; chiefly northern Germany)
  • tschö (parts of western Germany)

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German tschüß from earlier adjüs, from Dutch adjuus, back-formation from adjuusjes, from French adieu. (See also moin.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tschüss

  1. (informal) bye, cheers, ciao

Usage notes[edit]

  • Tschüss was originally common only in northern and central Germany, but it has gained wider acceptance and is now also commonly used in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and South Tyrol. The farewell auf Wiedersehen is often considered more appropriate to use towards strangers and generally in formal situations in Southern Germany. In northern and central Germany, tschüss is a standard goodbye in all but official situations, with the north preferring the older form tschüß.