tja

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. hmm, yeah well
    Tja, eigenlijk weet ik dat niet.
    Yeah well, actually I don't know that.

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German[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. oh well, well
    • Was schlägst du vor? - Tja, ich schlage vor, dass wir ins Kino gehen.
      What do you suggest? - Well, I suggest that we go to the movies.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ja (yes).

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. used to express uncertainty; hm; well; compare nja
    Tja, eg veit ikkje om dét er nokon god idé.
    Well...I am not sure if that is a good idea.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tja

  1. (Croatia)there

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for tjena, which is in turn short for tjenare, from tjänareservant’, from din ödmjuke tjänare ’your humble servant’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. an informal greeting; hi
  2. an informal farewell; bye
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Etymology 2[edit]

Stressed variant of ja ’yes’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tja (not comparable)

  1. an uncertain or stalling answer; ”well …”, leaning slightly towards the positive
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