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SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
Da quello che ho capito...
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
Quanti anni hai? 6 un ragazzo o una ragazza? Di dove 6?
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
Al momento
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
spe (aspetta)
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
ciao ciao
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
Non ci crederai...
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
Torno subito
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
Ognuno porta qualcosa da bere
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
A pre (A presto)
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
Ti conosco? / Ci conosciamo?
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
Fine del messaggio
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
Per tua informazione...
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
Devo scappare / Devo andare
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
Io penso che...
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
Credo che...
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
Te lo devo
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
Non raccontarlo in giro
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
Adesso non posso
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
Ti devo parlare
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
Risp. (rispondi)
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
A dir la verità...
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
Grazie in anticipo
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
Ci sent dopo (ci sentiamo dopo)
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
x te (per te)
Used when sending something to a particular person