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)

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)

Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Esperanto ja.

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

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.

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

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.


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian یا().

Conjunction[edit]

ya

  1. or

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish ya(already).

Adverb[edit]

ya

  1. already

Warao[edit]

Noun[edit]

ya

  1. sun

Synonyms[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

Verb[edit]

-ya

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

Inflection[edit]

Tone class L
Infinitive ukuya
Imperative Imperative
+ object prefix
Singular yiya yiye
Plural yiyani yiyeni
Present Participial Subjunctive
1st singular ngiyaya, ngiya ngiya ngiye
2nd singular uyaya, uya uya uye
1st plural siyaya, siya siya siye
2nd plural niyaya, niya niya niye
Class 1 uyaya, uya eya aye
Class 2 bayaya, baya beya baye
Class 3 uyaya, uya uya uye
Class 4 iyaya, iya iya iye
Class 5 liyaya, liya liya liye
Class 6 ayaya, aya eya aye
Class 7 siyaya, siya siya siye
Class 8 ziyaya, ziya ziya ziye
Class 9 iyaya, iya iya iye
Class 10 ziyaya, ziya ziya ziye
Class 11 luyaya, luya luya luye
Class 14 buyaya, buya buya buye
Class 15 kuyaya, kuya kuya kuye
Class 17 kuyaya, kuya kuya kuye
Recent past Recent past
continuous
1st singular ngiyile, ngiyē bengiya
2nd singular uyile, uyē ubeya
1st plural siyile, siyē sibeya
2nd plural niyile, niyē nibeya
Class 1 uyile, uyē ubeya
Class 2 bayile, bayē bebeya
Class 3 uyile, uyē bewuya
Class 4 iyile, iyē beyiya
Class 5 liyile, liyē beliya
Class 6 ayile, ayē abeya
Class 7 siyile, siyē besiya
Class 8 ziyile, ziyē beziya
Class 9 iyile, iyē beyiya
Class 10 ziyile, ziyē beziya
Class 11 luyile, luyē beluya
Class 14 buyile, buyē bebuya
Class 15 kuyile, kuyē bekuya
Class 17 kuyile, kuyē bekuya
Remote past Remote past
continuous
1st singular ngāya ngangiya
2nd singular wāya wawuya
1st plural sāya sasiya
2nd plural nāya naniya
Class 1 wāya wayeya
Class 2 bāya babeya
Class 3 wāya wawuya
Class 4 yāya yayiya
Class 5 lāya laliya
Class 6 āya ayeya
Class 7 sāya sasiya
Class 8 zāya zaziya
Class 9 yāya yayiya
Class 10 zāya zaziya
Class 11 lwāya lwaluya
Class 14 bāya babuya
Class 15 kwāya kwakuya
Class 17 kwāya kwakuya
Future
1st singular ngizokuya
2nd singular uzokuya
1st plural sizokuya
2nd plural nizokuya
Class 1 uzokuya
Class 2 bazokuya
Class 3 uzokuya
Class 4 izokuya
Class 5 lizokuya
Class 6 azokuya
Class 7 sizokuya
Class 8 zizokuya
Class 9 izokuya
Class 10 zizokuya
Class 11 luzokuya
Class 14 buzokuya
Class 15 kuzokuya
Class 17 kuzokuya