yo

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English yo, io, ȝo, yeo, yaw, variant forms of Middle English ya, ye (yes, yea), from Old English ġēa (yes, yea). Compare Danish, Swedish, Norwegian jo (yes). More at yea.

Interjection[edit]

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[edit]

From you're, your, etc.

Contraction[edit]

yo

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

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. (colloquial) shortened form of your
    Yo sandwich only has bacon in it. Want some ketchup on that?
  2. (Baltimore) third-person singular, familiar
    Yo was tuckin' in his shirt! (Stotko and Troyer 2007)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. abbreviation of year/years old

Anagrams[edit]


Amuzgo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yo

  1. with

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Haitian Creole[edit]

Article[edit]

yo pl

  1. the

Usage notes[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. they
  2. them

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yo

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego.

Pronoun[edit]

yo (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ייו)

  1. I

Lingala[edit]

yo

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. The second-person singular pronoun: you.

Malaccan Creole Portuguese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

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

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yo (form of yo0 or yo5)

  1. Pinyin reading of ,

Romanization[edit]

yo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

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

See also[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

yo m (plural yos)

  1. In psychoanalysis, Freud's concept of the ego.

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.

See also[edit]