יש

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Aramaic אִית ‎(ʾīṯ).

Adverb[edit]

יֵשׁ ‎(yésh)

  1. there is or are; there exist(s); see usage notes below.
    יש פה…‎ ― yesh pothere is/are here...
    יש פה משהו‎ ― yesh po máshehuthere's something here
  2. (with לְ־ ‎(l'-, to)) someone/something has; see usage notes below.

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is a very common word that does not have a single simple English counterpart. For a more comprehensive discussion of the grammar of this word, see the "Modern Hebrew grammar" article in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

יש!‏ ‎(yésh!)

  1. Yes: used to express triumph or delight.

Noun[edit]

יֵשׁ ‎(yéshm

  1. (philosophy, uncountable) Being, existence.
  2. (countable) Being, entity.

Antonyms[edit]


Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of יין שׂרף ‎(yayen soref), from Hebrew יַיִן ‎(yáyin) + שרף.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

יש ‎(yashm

  1. liquor, especially brandy or whisky

Etymology 2[edit]

Hebrew

Noun[edit]

יש ‎(yeshm

  1. entity, being, something substantial