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Per essere un giapponese, ti piace sin troppo bere il tè con il latte. {jokingly}

In an IM I received from my friend, I saw this unfamiliar word "sin". Curiously enough, I cannot seem to find a relevant entry for this word in any of the mono/bi-lingual dictionaries I use.

Is this a slang term or something? How is it commonly used?

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    It's an "apocope" of "sino" which is a less common variant of "fino".
    – Charo
    Jul 31, 2018 at 14:47
  • Fat-idiot-kills-the-dogs, now that you know how to look up the word in the dictionaries, do you still need the question to be kept open?
    – DaG
    Jul 31, 2018 at 15:13
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    @DaG I think that an answer is beneficial for future reference, as the relevant information does not seem to come up easily as it stands now. Jul 31, 2018 at 15:25
  • Ah, ok, that makes sense.
    – DaG
    Jul 31, 2018 at 15:39

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Sino is a variant of fino (adverb). Not really common, nowadays; in some cases it is used for euphony: “sino a Fano” instead of “fino a Fano”. In general, sino is more literary.

The rules about “troncamento” (apocope) apply the same to fino and sino:

fin troppo

sin troppo

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