"mo"

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"mo"

Postby brooke » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:46 pm

what does "mo" mean in english? I think it might be dialect..
Thanks :)

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Ember
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Postby Ember » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:00 am

Mo' (expecially in southern Italy but also in some Italian expressions) means "ora, adesso"... "now".

"Mo' vengo" --> I'm coming.

In general it gives the idea of time ("da mo" = "from a lot of time").
Probably it comes from Latin. "Mox" = soon, now... "modo" = now.

In other places is can mean "ma".
In my dialect for example: "en è blin, MO è gignal" --> he's not handsome but he's pleasing" :)
*** homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto ***

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Postby brooke » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:25 pm

That was extremely helpful! Thank you so much!!


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