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English

Abbreviation

S.O.

  1. Someone
  2. Significant other (romantic partner)
  3. Symphony orchestra
  4. (baseball) The statistic reporting the number of strikeouts recorded by a pitcher; K

Pronunciation

Homophones: sew, soh, sow

Etymology

From the Old English swā.

Conjunction

so

  1. In order that
    Eat your broccoli so you can have dessert.

Usage notes

When used as the conjunction in a conditional sentence, instead of the usual English word order in the apodosis, wh-movement is used instead. Eg:

If he can run a marathon, so can you.

Synonyms

Translations

Adverb

so (not comparable)
  1. Very.
    He is so good!
    It’s not so bad.
  2. To this or that extent.
    I need a piece of cloth so long.
  3. In this or that manner.
    Place the napkin on the table just so.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Very much.
    But I so want to see the Queen when she visits our town!
    That is so not true!

Synonyms

Translations

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Derived terms

Adjective

so (not comparable)
  1. true.
    That is so.
    You are responsible for this, is that not so?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) homosexual.
    Is he so?

Synonyms

Translations

true See true.


Derived terms

Interjection

so

  1. An interjection used to introduce a question.
    So, what'll you have?
  2. So what?
    "You park your car in front of my house every morning." "So?"
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Noun

Singular
so

Plural
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so ({{{1}}})
  1. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the fifth note of a major scale.

Asturian

Etymology

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Preposition

so

  1. under

Derived terms


Basque

Noun

so

  1. look

Bosnian

Noun

so f.

  1. salt

Catalan

Etymology

From sonus

Noun

so

  1. sound

Faroese

Adverb

so

  1. so, thus, as
  2. then

German

Adverb

so

  1. so, that
    So nett.
    So nice.
    Nicht so gut.
    Not that good.
  2. as
    So gut wie.
    As good as.

Italian

Verb form

so

  1. (I) know (first-person singular present tense of sapere)

Usage notes

io non so - I do not know


Japanese

Noun

so (hiragana )

  1. : hiragana letter so
  2. : katakana letter so

Lojban

Cmavo

so (rafsi: soz)

  1. nine

Romani

Adverb

so

  1. what

Serbian

Noun

so f.

  1. salt

Cyrillic spelling


Spanish

Etymology

From the Latin sub.

Preposition

so

  1. under

Usage notes

So is very rare in modern Spanish, surviving only in certain expressions, including so pena de (on pain of, under penalty of), so pretexto de or so color de (under pretext of), a so capa (secretly, with bribery).

Pronoun

so

  1. you (emphatic, derogatory)
    • ¡So tonto! — You blithering idiot!

Swedish

Noun

so

  1. (rare) sow, female pig

Synonyms

Inflection

Inflection for so Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative so son so sorna
Genitive sos sons sos sornas

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