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yo

yo

See also: YO, yo', y/o, , , y.o., and Appendix:Variations of "yo"

English

Interjection

yo

  1. (slang) A greeting similar to hi.
    Yo Paulie! How's it going?
  2. (slang) An interjection similar to hey.
    Yo, check this out!
  3. (military slang) Present! Here!
    Sergeant: Smith? Private Smith: Yo!

Etymology 2

From you're, your, etc.

Alternative forms

Contraction

yo

  1. (African American Vernacular) contraction of you and are
    Yo a fool.

Determiner

yo

  1. (colloquial) Eye dialect spelling of your.
    Yo sandwich only has bacon in it. Want some ketchup on that?

Pronoun

yo

  1. (Baltimore) third-person singular, familiar
    Yo was tuckin' in his shirt! (Stotko and Troyer 2007)
Synonyms
  • (greeting): hey, hi; see also Category:Greetings
  • (interjection): hey

Etymology 3

Noun

yo

  1. abbreviation of year/years old

Anagrams


Asturian

Etymology

From Old Leonese yo, from Vulgar Latin *eo, attested from the 6th century in Romance, from Latin ego.

Pronoun

yo

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Guerrero Amuzgo

Adjective

yo

  1. with

Haitian Creole

Article

yo pl

  1. the

Usage notes

This word is only used in its article sense when it modifies a plural noun.

See also

Pronoun

yo

  1. they
  2. them

Interlingue

Pronoun

yo

  1. First person singular pronoun; I

Japanese

Romanization

yo

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Kristang

Pronoun

yo

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)[1]

See also

Kristang personal pronouns (edit)
Person Singular Plural
First yo nus
Second bos bolotu
Third eli olotu

References

  1. 2010, Ladislav Prištic, Kristang - Crioulo de Base Portuguesa, Masaryk University, page 26.

Ladino

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego.

Pronoun

yo (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ייו)

  1. I

Lingala

Pronoun

yo

  1. The second-person singular pronoun: you.

See also

References

  • yo in Compendium of the World's Languages: Ladakhi to Zuni, Volume 2, page 988

Lower Tanana

Noun

yo

  1. sky

References

  • James Kari, Lower Tanana Athabaskan Listening and Writing Exercises (1991)

Mandarin

Romanization

yo (Zhuyin ㄧㄛ˙)

  1. Pinyin transcription of ,
  2. Pinyin transcription of , 𪠸

yo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Noone

Noun

yo (plural yɔ́)

  1. snake

References


Norman

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French ewe, euwe, egua (water), from Latin aqua (water), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water, flowing water).

Noun

yo f (plural yos)

  1. (Sark) water

Spanish

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *eo, attested from the 6th century in Romance, from Latin ego, from Proto-Italic *egō; akin to Greek εγώ (egó), Sanskrit अहम् (aham), all from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ʝo̞]
  • IPA(key): [ɟʝo̞]
  • IPA(key): [dʒo̞]

Pronoun

yo

  1. First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case; I.

See also

Usage notes

  • When more pronouns are included in the same sentence, it is considered impolite to say the pronoun yo at first; it must be the last one, and must be said after absent (this applies also for ti and ):
    • Iremos Rosa, tú y yo. ― Rosa, you and I will go.

Noun

yo m (plural yos or yoes)

  1. (psychoanalysis) Freud's concept of the ego.

Zulu

Pronoun

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.

See also