ya

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Reduced form of you. Compare Dutch je, reduced/unstressed form of jij (you).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of you.
    Yo homes, smell ya later!
Usage notes[edit]

Only used in unstressed contexts.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Apparently from German ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Can we verify(+) this pronunciation?)

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. (informal) Yeah, yes.

Etymology 3[edit]

Variation of hyah.

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. (informal) Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle English ya, from Old English ġēa, (yea, yes). More at yea.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

ya (not comparable)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) yea; yes
    • 1806, Jamieson, Pop. Ballads:
      'Ya, wilt thou!' said Wallace, 'then tak thee that, [...]'
    • 1894, W. G. Stevenson, Puddin' iii.:
      Ya, auld man, ye ken fine ye wad like me.
    • 1896, Ackworth, Clog Shop Chron.:
      Ya, bur 'ee did, [...]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Russian я (ja).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ya (plural yas)

  1. A letter of the Cyrillic alphabet.
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Abui[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. water

References[edit]

  • František Kratochvíl, A grammar of Abui: a Papuan language of Alor (2007)

Chamorro[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ya

  1. and

Usage notes[edit]

Used to indicate causation. To connect two similar words or phrases the alternate yan.


Eastern Cham[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Chamic, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *wair, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *wair, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

ya (Cham spelling )

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Indonesian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. yes

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ya

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Malay[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. yes
  2. interjection to call attention (followed by name):
    Ya Allah!
    O God!
  3. grammatical particle for confirmation
    Dia orang kaya ya?
    Is he that rich?

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ya

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iam. Compare Portuguese , French déjà and Italian già.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ya

  1. now
  2. already
  3. in the near future; soon
  4. immediately
  5. anymore; no longer
  6. emphatical (similar to the use of English "so" or "oh" as an interjection)
    ¡Ya lo sé!
    I know!
  7. (in negatives) only
    no ya...
    not only...
  8. (before pero) yes
    ya, pero...
    yes, but...
  9. (before que) since, now
    ya que...
    now that...

Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ya ... ya ...

  1. first (something) then (something else); first (something), now (something else)
    ¡Ya lluvia ya nieve!
    First rain, now snow!
  2. whether (something) or (something else)
    ya sol ya lluvia
    whether sun or rain

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From i- + -a

Particle[edit]

ya

  1. of

Usage notes[edit]

Used for any noun that takes the verbal prefix i-. See -a for more.


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian یا ().

Conjunction[edit]

ya

  1. or

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish ya (already).

Adverb[edit]

ya

  1. already

Warao[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. sun

Synonyms[edit]