tja

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of ja (yes).

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. Expression of contemplation.
    Tja... jeg ved ikke rigtig.
    Well... I am not sure about this.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of ja (yes).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tja

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

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of ja (yes).

Pronunciation[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.

Further reading[edit]

  • tja in Duden online

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tja (Cyrillic spelling тја)

  1. (Croatia, regional) there
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German tja.

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. hmm, oh well

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of tjena, which is in turn short for tjenare, from tjänare (servant), from din ödmjuke tjänare (your humble servant). Compare German servus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tja

  1. (informal) hi, bye
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Etymology 2[edit]

Stressed variant of ja (yes).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɕɑː/ or IPA(key): /tɕɑː/
  • Homophone: shah (first pronunciation)

Adverb[edit]

tja (not comparable)

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