ya

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Reduced form of you. Compare Dutch je, reduced/unstressed form of jij (you).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of you.
    Yo homes, smell ya later!
    • 2011, Byron Douglas, A Journey Through the Life of an Anti-Social, Xlibris, ISBN 9781456874520, chapter 3, 64–65:
      Lola got a shocked look on her face then said, “Ya need to stop actin' jealous if ya aint, and ya can't control what I do. Ya aint my daddy and ya aint my man. I'll see ya tomorrah after work if ya want. Just give me a call, ya have my number”.
Usage notes[edit]

Only used in unstressed contexts.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Apparently from German ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Can we verify(+) this pronunciation?)

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. (informal) Yeah, yes.

Etymology 3[edit]

Variation of hyah.

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. (informal) Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle English ya, from Old English ġēa, (yea, yes). More at yea.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

ya (not comparable)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) yea; yes
    • 1806, Jamieson, Pop. Ballads:
      'Ya, wilt thou!' said Wallace, 'then tak thee that, [...]'
    • 1894, W. G. Stevenson, Puddin' iii.:
      Ya, auld man, ye ken fine ye wad like me.
    • 1896, Ackworth, Clog Shop Chron.:
      Ya, bur 'ee did, [...]

Etymology 5[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of your.

Etymology 6[edit]

From Russian я (ja).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ya (plural yas)

  1. A letter of the Cyrillic alphabet: Я, я.
Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Abui[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. water

References[edit]

  • František Kratochvíl, A grammar of Abui: a Papuan language of Alor (2007)
  • František Kratochvíl, Benidiktus Delpada, Abui-Indonesian-English Dictionary (2008)

Bilbil[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. fire

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Breton[edit]

Particle[edit]

ya

  1. yes, word used to show agreement or acceptance.
    Ya, gwir eo!Yes, that's correct!

Chamorro[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ya

  1. and

Usage notes[edit]

Used to indicate causation. To connect two similar words or phrases the alternate yan.


Eastern Cham[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Chamic, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *wair, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *wair, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

ya (Cham spelling )

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Gedaged[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. fire

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto ja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ya

  1. indeed

Indonesian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. yes

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kesawai[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Carol Priestley, Talking about space in Koromu
  • Carol Priestley, Social categories, shared experience, reciprocity and endangered meanings: examples from Koromu

Malay[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. yes
  2. Vocative particle (followed by name):
    Ya Allah!
    O God!
  3. grammatical particle for confirmation
    Dia orang kaya ya?
    Is he that rich?

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ya (Zhuyin ㄧㄚ˙)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of

ya

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Marik[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. fire

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Mindiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. fire

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German ja, Dutch ja, Swedish ja.

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. yes, yeah

Sinsauru[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Johannes A. Z'graggen, A Comparative Word list of the Rai Coast Languages, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Linguistics (1980)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iam. Compare Portuguese , French déjà and Italian già.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ya

  1. now
    Púlsalo ya.Press it now.
    Preparados, listos, ya.Ready, set, go.
  2. already, yet
  3. in the near future; soon
  4. immediately
  5. anymore; no longer
  6. emphatical (similar to the use of English "so" or "oh" as an interjection)
    ¡Ya lo sé!I know!
  7. (in negatives) only
    no ya...not only...
  8. (before pero) yes
    ya, pero...yes, but...
  9. (before que) since, now
    ya que...now that...

Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ya ... ya ...

  1. first (something) then (something else); first (something), now (something else)
    ¡Ya lluvia ya nieve!
    First rain, now snow!
  2. whether (something) or (something else)
    ya sol ya lluvia
    whether sun or rain

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. come on!, let's go!

Synonyms[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Particle[edit]

ya

  1. N class inflected form of -a (singular only).
  2. Mi class inflected form of -a.
  3. Ma class inflected form of -a.

Usage notes[edit]

Follows adverbs to make them function as prepositions.


Tagalog[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ya

  1. expression used to drive cattle

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. name and pronunciation of the last letter of the original Tagalog alphabet

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian یا ().

Conjunction[edit]

ya

  1. or

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish ya (already).

Adverb[edit]

ya

  1. already

Warao[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. sun

Synonyms[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ya, from Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

Verb[edit]

-ya

  1. (intransitive) to go to, towards [+locative]

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukuya
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukuya ukungayi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yiya yiye
Plural yiyani yiyeni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyaya, ngiya engiyayo, engiya ngiya angiyi engingayi ngingayi
2nd singular uyaya, uya oyayo, oya uya awuyi ongayi ungayi
1st plural siyaya, siya esiyayo, esiya siya asiyi esingayi singayi
2nd plural niyaya, niya eniyayo, eniya niya aniyi eningayi ningayi
Class 1 uyaya, uya oyayo, oya eya akayi ongayi engayi
Class 2 bayaya, baya abayayo, abaya beya abayi abangayi bengayi
Class 3 uyaya, uya oyayo, oya uya awuyi ongayi ungayi
Class 4 iyaya, iya eyayo, eya iya ayiyi engayi ingayi
Class 5 liyaya, liya eliyayo, eliya liya aliyi elingayi lingayi
Class 6 ayaya, aya ayayo, aya eya awayi angayi engayi
Class 7 siyaya, siya esiyayo, esiya siya asiyi esingayi singayi
Class 8 ziyaya, ziya eziyayo, eziya ziya aziyi ezingayi zingayi
Class 9 iyaya, iya eyayo, eya iya ayiyi engayi ingayi
Class 10 ziyaya, ziya eziyayo, eziya ziya aziyi ezingayi zingayi
Class 11 luyaya, luya oluyayo, oluya luya aluyi olungayi lungayi
Class 14 buyaya, buya obuyayo, obuya buya abuyi obungayi bungayi
Class 15 kuyaya, kuya okuyayo, okuya kuya akuyi okungayi kungayi
Class 17 kuyaya, kuya okuyayo, okuya kuya akuyi okungayi kungayi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyile, ngiyē engiyile, engiyē ngiyile, ngiyē angiyanga engingayanga ngingayanga
2nd singular uyile, uyē oyile, oyē uyile, uyē awuyanga ongayanga ungayanga
1st plural siyile, siyē esiyile, esiyē siyile, siyē asiyanga esingayanga singayanga
2nd plural niyile, niyē eniyile, eniyē niyile, niyē aniyanga eningayanga ningayanga
Class 1 uyile, uyē oyile, oyē eyile, eyē akayanga ongayanga engayanga
Class 2 bayile, bayē abayile, abayē beyile, beyē abayanga abangayanga bengayanga
Class 3 uyile, uyē oyile, oyē uyile, uyē awuyanga ongayanga ungayanga
Class 4 iyile, iyē eyile, eyē iyile, iyē ayiyanga engayanga ingayanga
Class 5 liyile, liyē eliyile, eliyē liyile, liyē aliyanga elingayanga lingayanga
Class 6 ayile, ayē ayile, ayē eyile, eyē awayanga angayanga engayanga
Class 7 siyile, siyē esiyile, esiyē siyile, siyē asiyanga esingayanga singayanga
Class 8 ziyile, ziyē eziyile, eziyē ziyile, ziyē aziyanga ezingayanga zingayanga
Class 9 iyile, iyē eyile, eyē iyile, iyē ayiyanga engayanga ingayanga
Class 10 ziyile, ziyē eziyile, eziyē ziyile, ziyē aziyanga ezingayanga zingayanga
Class 11 luyile, luyē oluyile, oluyē luyile, luyē aluyanga olungayanga lungayanga
Class 14 buyile, buyē obuyile, obuyē buyile, buyē abuyanga obungayanga bungayanga
Class 15 kuyile, kuyē okuyile, okuyē kuyile, kuyē akuyanga okungayanga kungayanga
Class 17 kuyile, kuyē okuyile, okuyē kuyile, kuyē akuyanga okungayanga kungayanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngāya engāya ngāya angiyanga engingayanga ngingayanga
2nd singular wāya owāya wāya awuyanga ongayanga ungayanga
1st plural sāya esāya sāya asiyanga esingayanga singayanga
2nd plural nāya enāya nāya aniyanga eningayanga ningayanga
Class 1 wāya owāya āya akayanga ongayanga engayanga
Class 2 bāya abāya bāya abayanga abangayanga bengayanga
Class 3 wāya owāya wāya awuyanga ongayanga ungayanga
Class 4 yāya eyāya yāya ayiyanga engayanga ingayanga
Class 5 lāya elāya lāya aliyanga elingayanga lingayanga
Class 6 āya āya āya awayanga angayanga engayanga
Class 7 sāya esāya sāya asiyanga esingayanga singayanga
Class 8 zāya ezāya zāya aziyanga ezingayanga zingayanga
Class 9 yāya eyāya yāya ayiyanga engayanga ingayanga
Class 10 zāya ezāya zāya aziyanga ezingayanga zingayanga
Class 11 lwāya olwāya lwāya aluyanga olungayanga lungayanga
Class 14 bāya obāya bāya abuyanga obungayanga bungayanga
Class 15 kwāya okwāya kwāya akuyanga okungayanga kungayanga
Class 17 kwāya okwāya kwāya akuyanga okungayanga kungayanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingaya ngingaya ngingeye ngingeye
2nd singular ungaya ungaya ungeye ungeye
1st plural singaya singaya singeye singeye
2nd plural ningaya ningaya ningeye ningeye
Class 1 angaya engaya angeye engeye
Class 2 bangaya bengaya bangeye bengeye
Class 3 ungaya ungaya ungeye ungeye
Class 4 ingaya ingaya ingeye ingeye
Class 5 lingaya lingaya lingeye lingeye
Class 6 angaya engaya angeye engeye
Class 7 singaya singaya singeye singeye
Class 8 zingaya zingaya zingeye zingeye
Class 9 ingaya ingaya ingeye ingeye
Class 10 zingaya zingaya zingeye zingeye
Class 11 lungaya lungaya lungeye lungeye
Class 14 bungaya bungaya bungeye bungeye
Class 15 kungaya kungaya kungeye kungeye
Class 17 kungaya kungaya kungeye kungeye
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokuya engizokuya ngizokuya angizukuya ngingezukuya
2nd singular uzokuya ozokuya uzokuya awuzukuya ungezukuya
1st plural sizokuya esizokuya sizokuya asizukuya singezukuya
2nd plural nizokuya enizokuya nizokuya anizukuya ningezukuya
Class 1 uzokuya ozokuya ezokuya akazukuya engezukuya
Class 2 bazokuya abazokuya bezokuya abazukuya bengezukuya
Class 3 uzokuya ozokuya uzokuya awuzukuya ungezukuya
Class 4 izokuya ezokuya izokuya ayizukuya ingezukuya
Class 5 lizokuya elizokuya lizokuya alizukuya lingezukuya
Class 6 azokuya azokuya ezokuya awazukuya engezukuya
Class 7 sizokuya esizokuya sizokuya asizukuya singezukuya
Class 8 zizokuya ezizokuya zizokuya azizukuya zingezukuya
Class 9 izokuya ezokuya izokuya ayizukuya ingezukuya
Class 10 zizokuya ezizokuya zizokuya azizukuya zingezukuya
Class 11 luzokuya oluzokuya luzokuya aluzukuya lungezukuya
Class 14 buzokuya obuzokuya buzokuya abuzukuya bungezukuya
Class 15 kuzokuya okuzokuya kuzokuya akuzukuya kungezukuya
Class 17 kuzokuya okuzokuya kuzokuya akuzukuya kungezukuya
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokuya engiyokuya ngiyokuya angiyukuya ngingeyukuya
2nd singular uyokuya oyokuya uyokuya awuyukuya ungeyukuya
1st plural siyokuya esiyokuya siyokuya asiyukuya singeyukuya
2nd plural niyokuya eniyokuya niyokuya aniyukuya ningeyukuya
Class 1 uyokuya oyokuya eyokuya akayukuya engeyukuya
Class 2 bayokuya abayokuya beyokuya abayukuya bengeyukuya
Class 3 uyokuya oyokuya uyokuya awuyukuya ungeyukuya
Class 4 iyokuya eyokuya iyokuya ayiyukuya ingeyukuya
Class 5 liyokuya eliyokuya liyokuya aliyukuya lingeyukuya
Class 6 ayokuya ayokuya eyokuya awayukuya engeyukuya
Class 7 siyokuya esiyokuya siyokuya asiyukuya singeyukuya
Class 8 ziyokuya eziyokuya ziyokuya aziyukuya zingeyukuya
Class 9 iyokuya eyokuya iyokuya ayiyukuya ingeyukuya
Class 10 ziyokuya eziyokuya ziyokuya aziyukuya zingeyukuya
Class 11 luyokuya oluyokuya luyokuya aluyukuya lungeyukuya
Class 14 buyokuya obuyokuya buyokuya abuyukuya bungeyukuya
Class 15 kuyokuya okuyokuya kuyokuya akuyukuya kungeyukuya
Class 17 kuyokuya okuyokuya kuyokuya akuyukuya kungeyukuya
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngiye ngingayi
2nd singular uye ungayi
1st plural siye singayi
2nd plural niye ningayi
Class 1 aye angayi
Class 2 baye bangayi
Class 3 uye ungayi
Class 4 iye ingayi
Class 5 liye lingayi
Class 6 aye angayi
Class 7 siye singayi
Class 8 ziye zingayi
Class 9 iye ingayi
Class 10 ziye zingayi
Class 11 luye lungayi
Class 14 buye bungayi
Class 15 kuye kungayi
Class 17 kuye kungayi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngaya angiya
2nd singular waya awuya
1st plural saya asiya
2nd plural naya aniya
Class 1 waya akaya
Class 2 baya abaya
Class 3 waya awuya
Class 4 yaya ayiya
Class 5 laya aliya
Class 6 aya awaya
Class 7 saya asiya
Class 8 zaya aziya
Class 9 yaya ayiya
Class 10 zaya aziya
Class 11 lwaya aluya
Class 14 baya abuya
Class 15 kwaya akuya
Class 17 kwaya akuya

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