jawohl

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ja (yes) with the emphatic wohl placed after it, meaning "it is willed".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jaːˈvoːl/
  • (file)
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): /jaˈvɔl/

Interjection[edit]

jawohl

  1. (respectful, emphatic) yes; (military) yes sir

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