6

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?

  • 2
    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 at 17:25
  • Welcome to Italian.SE! – Charo Oct 21 at 19:40
7

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!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.