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so-so

Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊsəʊ/

Translation of so-so in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] así así [colloquial/familiar], así asá [colloquial/familiar], mediocre what's that novel like? — oh, so-so ¿qué tal es esa novela? — ni fu ni fa [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The Indians and Yankees have had similar so-so seasons after their usual superb ones, but at least the Indians have a valid excuse.
    • Coming off of a so-so 2000 season, he also has had injury and weight problems.
    • The act of giving up animal foods (and by animal, we include poultry and fish) doesn't automatically transform a so-so diet into a healthful one.

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