vaya

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See also: vaþa

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vaya

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of ir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of ir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of ir.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of ir.

Interjection[edit]

vaya

  1. Expresses surprise: Wow!, Why, Oh!, Whoa!, Well!, Man!, Boy!
    Synonym: anda
  2. Expresses dismay, worry, indignation or frustration: Gee!, Jeez!, Gosh!, Why, Man!, Oh dear!
  3. (before a noun) What a ...
    ¡Vaya coche que tiene tu hermana!
    What a car your sister has!
    Synonyms: qué, menudo
  4. (colloquial, at the end of a sentence) you know, like, y'know
    No me gustan las gambas, las almejas... El marisco, vaya.
    I don't like shrimp, clams... Seafood, you know.
  5. Go!, Leave!, Go away! (technically an imperative but can function as an interjection in this sense)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian baia.

Noun[edit]

vaya f (plural vayas)

  1. joke; taunt
    Synonyms: broma, burla, mofa
Descendants[edit]
  • Portuguese: vaia

Zazaki[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [vɑːˈɑ]
  • Hyphenation: va‧ya

Noun[edit]

vaya f

  1. Alternative form of vaye