mismo

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier mesmo, from Old Spanish mesmo, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus (compare French même, Italian medesimo, Portuguese mesmo), from Latin -met, an emphatic suffix, + ipse (himself) + -issimus (a superlative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmismo/ [ˈmiz.mo]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ismo
  • Syllabification: mis‧mo

Adjective[edit]

mismo (feminine misma, masculine plural mismos, feminine plural mismas, superlative mismísimo)

  1. same; identical; one and the same; indicates that the two compared noun clauses both represent the one thing
  2. similar; alike; practically identical; indicates that the two compared noun clauses have one or more matching qualities
  3. (with a personal pronoun) self; myself; yourself; himself; herself; itself; ourselves; themselves; emphasises the identity or singularity of the modified noun phrase
    yo mismoI myself
    No te hagas eso a ti mismo.
    Don't do that to yourself.
  4. (with a possessive pronoun) own; emphasizes the owner or the exclusivity of ownership in a noun phrase with a possessive pronoun
    gente de su misma clasepeople of his own class

Adverb[edit]

mismo

  1. right, exactly, immediately
    ahora mismoright now
    aquí mismoright here
    ahí mismoright there

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Chavacano: mismo
  • Palenquero: memo
  • Tagalog: mismo

Further reading[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mismo, from Old Spanish mesmo, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mis‧mo
  • IPA(key): /ˈmismo/, [ˈmis.mo]

Adjective[edit]

mismo (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜒᜐ᜔ᜋᜓ)

  1. (with a personal pronoun for emphasis) specifically
    Siya mismo ang nakita ko.
    It was specifically him/her that I saw.
  2. (with a personal pronoun) self; myself; yourself; himself; herself; itself; ourselves; themselves; emphasises the identity or singularity of the modified noun phrase
    Ako mismo.I myself.

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Interjection[edit]

mismo! (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜒᜐ᜔ᜋᜓ)

  1. exactly! right on!

Further reading[edit]

  • mismo”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018