Ototo is derived from Yiddish (at = here) and is classic impatient Israeli Hebrew. It means that something it just about to happen, right away, immediately, very soon, faster than you can blink, any minute now, etc.


  • When will your father arrive? Ototo.
  • Can you take the trash out, please? Ototo.
  • Let me see your pelephone. Ototo.
  • When do you think the Moshiach will come? Ototo.

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