yo

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /jəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • (US) IPA(key): /joʊ/
  • (file)

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), Dutch jow (hi, hey) and Dutch jo (hi, hey). More at yea, ow, ew.

Interjection[edit]

yo

  1. (slang) A greeting similar to hi.
    Synonyms: oi, wotcher
    Yo Paulie! How's it going?
  2. (slang) An interjection similar to hey.
    Synonyms: ahoy, oi; see also Thesaurus: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 are.
    Yo a fool.

Determiner[edit]

yo

  1. (colloquial) Eye dialect spelling of your.
    Yo sandwich has only 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]

From Russian ё (jo).

Noun[edit]

yo (plural yos)

  1. The letter Ё, ё.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Numeral[edit]

yo

  1. Short for yoleven.

Anagrams[edit]


Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *eo. Akin to Spanish yo and Portuguese eu.

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

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)

Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish yo.

Pronoun[edit]

yo (accusative conmigo)

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yo.

Interjection[edit]

yo

  1. (slang) yo
    • 2016, Lisbeth Zornig, Mikael Lindholm, Bundfald, Art People →ISBN
      Yo!” Mathias så op.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

yo

  1. (slang) yo (informal greeting, interjection similar to hey)

Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yo

  1. with

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 (contracted form y)

  1. they
  2. them

Interlingue[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo (objective case me)

  1. First person singular pronoun; I

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

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.

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ייו‎)

  1. I

Lashi[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. field
  2. farm

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo

  1. peace

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis).

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)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yo (Zhuyin ˙ㄧㄛ)

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

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.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. Alternative form of yow

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. Alternative form of heo

References[edit]


Noone[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo (plural yɔ́)

  1. snake

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French yaue, 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

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

  1. masculine nominative singular of ya (who (relative))

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. Akin to Italian io.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yo

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

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

yo m (plural yos or yoes)

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

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.

Xhosa[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-yo

  1. Combining stem of yona.