I'm in a group chat with some Italian people and they always say "uao". I already search a lot on Google but wasn't able to find anything about it. Does someone can tell me what that means?

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    Rather than “on Google”, next time you might want to look up something in actual dictionaries and other resources, for instance those listed in our Meta.
    – DaG
    Oct 21 '19 at 17:25
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    – Charo
    Oct 21 '19 at 19:40

It's an Italianized spelling of "wow", very likely. From this online dictionary:

uàu (o uào) interiez. – Nel linguaggio dei fumetti, adattamento fonetico e grafico della voce onomatopeica angloamer. wow (v.).

By the way, I suggest that you always include some context (one or two sentences) in your questions about a translation; it's often difficult to understand a single word with certainty without context!


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