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Tita mi

English translation: I swear by Tito

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Bosnian term or phrase:Tita mi
English translation:I swear by Tito
Entered by: A.Đapo
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21:27 Nov 10, 2003
Bosnian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bosnian term or phrase: Tita mi
language
todd
I swear by Tito
Explanation:
When you want somebody to bealive something you did or sadi you say that. It is like Iswear by my mother's grave.
This one is not so frequent any more.
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A.Đapo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 07:09
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3I swear by Tito
A.Đapo
5 -1I swear to Tito
xxxTihi
2 +1Tito's honour
Natasa Mazar


  

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
I swear by Tito


Explanation:
When you want somebody to bealive something you did or sadi you say that. It is like Iswear by my mother's grave.
This one is not so frequent any more.

A.Đapo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 07:09
Native speaker of: Native in BosnianBosnian, Native in CroatianCroatian
PRO pts in pair: 16
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Neva M.
5 mins
  -> hvala

agree  Gordana Podvezanec
1 hr
  -> hvala

disagree  babe: It is usual to say 'swear to' and not 'swear by'
12 hrs

agree  Ulvija Tanovic: and disagree w/ babe, both to and by are used with swear, but they produce different meanings and in this case it's by. However, for some strange linguistic reason, it's I swear ON my mother's grave.
1 day 19 hrs
  -> hvala Ulvija, to sam upravo i ja mislila

agree  Tanja Abramovic: also agree with Ulvija.
3 days 9 hrs
  -> hvala
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
I swear to Tito


Explanation:
I agree with others except it is swear to not by, thanx!

xxxTihi
Local time: 07:09
Native speaker of: Native in BosnianBosnian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aida.: da, "to" je pravilnije
2 mins

disagree  Ulvija Tanovic: OXFORD Advanced Learner's Dictionary: swear by smb/sth: to name smb/sth as a guarantee of what one is promising, e.g. I swear by almighty God that I will tell the truth
1 day 15 hrs

disagree  Tanja Abramovic: "I swear to Tito" means you are swearing directly to him, so this is not an accurate translation.
3 days 6 hrs
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1 day 15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Tito's honour


Explanation:
Humourous, like "scout's honour".

Natasa Mazar
Local time: 07:09
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ulvija Tanovic: this is probably the best one, because "Tita mi" has become such an idiom
3 hrs
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