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 ya, ye ‎(yes, yea), from Old English ġēa ‎(yes, yea), from Proto-Germanic *ja ‎(yes), from Proto-Indo-European *yē ‎(already); or perhaps from Old English ēow ‎(Wo!, Alas!, interjection). Compare Danish, Swedish, Norwegian jo ‎(yes), Flemish jow ‎(hi, hey) and Dutch jo ‎(hi, hey). More at yea, ow, ew.

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.

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

yo

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

Determiner[edit]

yo

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

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. (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

Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) yo-yo

Anagrams[edit]


Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yo

  1. with

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Leonese yo, 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

Interlingue[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. First person singular pronoun; I

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]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. The second-person singular pronoun: you.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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



Lower Tanana[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. sky

References[edit]

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

Kristang[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

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

See also[edit]

Kristang 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 (Zhuyin ㄧㄛ˙)

  1. Pinyin transliteration 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.

Noone[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo ‎(plural yɔ́)

  1. snake

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

yo f ‎(plural yos)

  1. (Sark) water

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[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 or yoes)

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

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.

See also[edit]