il y a

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See also: Ilya

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /i.l‿i.j‿a/
  • IPA(key): /i.ja/, /ja/ (colloquial)
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): [ja], [ina], [na]

Verb[edit]

il y a (infinitive y avoir, interrogative form y a-t-il)

  1. there is, there are
    Il y a un problème.There is a problem.
    Il y a deux personnes ici.There are two people here.

Synonyms[edit]

  • y'a (very colloquial)

Preposition[edit]

il y a

  1. ago
    Elle est allée en France il y a deux ans.She went to France two years ago.
    C'est il y a dix ans que je suis allé aux États-Unis.It was ten years ago that I went to the United States.