ja

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English

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Afrikaans ja (yes), from Dutch ja (yes). More at yeah.

Alternative forms

  • ya

Adverb

ja (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly South Africa, informal) yes
Derived terms
  • ja well no fine

Etymology 2

From the Revised Romanization of Korean (ja)

Alternative forms

  • cha

Noun

ja (plural jas or ja)

  1. (Korean units of measure) Synonym of Korean foot: a traditional unit of length equivalent to about 30.3 cm.

Anagrams

  • AJ, aj

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaː/

Adverb

ja

  1. yes

Alemannic German

Alternative forms

  • jaa,

Etymology

From Old High German ja, , from Proto-Germanic *ja. Cognate with German ja, Dutch ja, English yea, Swedish ja.

Adverb

ja

  1. (Uri) yes

References

  • Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld: Huber & co., page 13.

Assan

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ (I). Compare Kott ai (I), Pumpokol ad (I), and Arin aj.

Pronoun

ja

  1. I (first-person singular subjective)

Synonyms

  • aj

Related terms

  • ajun

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin iam.

Pronunciation

  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈʒa/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈja/
  • Rhymes: -a

Adverb

ja

  1. already, (in negative sentences) any more
  2. now, immediately, at once

Derived terms

  • ja que

Central Melanau

Alternative forms

  • je-

Numeral

ja

  1. (cardinal) one

Synonyms

  • satu

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse (yes).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/, [jɛ]
  • IPA(key): /jar/, [jæɐ̯]
  • Rhymes: -a

Interjection

ja

  1. yes

Antonyms

  • nej

Related terms

  • jo

Noun

ja n (singular definite jaet, plural indefinite jaer)

  1. yes

Inflection


Dimasa

Noun

  1. foot

Derived terms

  • jaga

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch ja, from Old Dutch *jā, from Proto-Germanic *ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaː/

Adverb

ja

  1. yes
    Wil je met ons meegaan?Ja, graag!
    Would you like to come with us? — Yes, I'd love to!

Synonyms

  • jep

Antonyms

  • nee, neen

Derived terms

  • jawel

Noun

ja m, n (plural ja's, diminutive jaatje n)

  1. yes
    Een ja kan je krijgen, een nee heb je al.
    A yes you can get, a no you already have.
    Het begon met een ja...
    It began with a yes...

Synonyms

  • jawoord

Antonyms

  • nee

Interjection

ja

  1. yes!
    "Ja!" riep hij luid toen er een doelpunt viel.
    Yes! he screamed loudly when they scored a goal.

Synonyms

  • yes

Esperanto

Etymology

From German ja. Compare Danish jo, Swedish ju.

Adverb

ja

  1. indeed

Estonian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jahw (and); compare Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌷 (jah), Old High German ja, joh.

Conjunction

ja

  1. and

Synonyms

  • ning

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɛaː/

Adverb

ja

  1. yes

Antonyms

  • nei, neiggj

Related terms

  • , júgv

Noun

ja n (genitive singular jas, plural ja)

  1. yes

Declension


Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jahw (and); compare Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌷 (jah), Old High German ja, joh.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑ/, [ˈjɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ja

Conjunction

ja

  1. (coordinating) and

Synonyms

  • sekä (used when listing things — not when joining clauses)

Noun

ja

  1. AND (logic gate or connector)

Declension

Rarely inflected; if inflection is necessary, it is used as a first component in a compound, such as JA-portti ("AND gate").


References

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004-2005). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. Juva: WSOY. →ISBN.

German

Etymology

From Middle High German ja, from Old High German ja, jā (yes), from Proto-Germanic *ja (yes), from Proto-Indo-European *yē (already). Cognate with Dutch ja (yes), English yea (yes, yea), Latin iam (already). More at yes.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaː/
  • Rhymes: -aː
  • Homophone: Jahr (according to a widespread pronunciation of this word)

Adverb

ja

  1. yes
  2. (intensifier) obviously; certainly; of course; really; just; as you know; as is generally known (indicates and emphasises that one is expressing a known fact)

Usage notes

  • (yes): Ja is used to indicate agreement with a positive statement. To contradict a negative statement (where English would use “yes”), doch is used instead.
  • (obviously): Ja means roughly the same as English obviously or as you know, but given its shortness it is used much more frequently. In colloquial German, ja is used in most statements of facts already known to the one addressed.

Synonyms

  • (yes): jawohl
  • (obviously): doch, bekanntlich

Antonyms

  • nein

Derived terms

  • bejahen
  • Ja
  • jein

Interjection

ja

  1. yes

Synonyms

  • (yes): jawohl

Antonyms

  • (yes): nein

Further reading

  • ja in Duden online

Gothic

Romanization

ja

  1. Romanization of 𐌾𐌰

Guerrero Amuzgo

Adjective

ja

  1. heavy

Pronoun

ja

  1. I

Gutnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaː/, [jɑː]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse ek. Compare Swedish jag.

Alternative forms

  • jag (Fårö and Lau dialects)

Pronoun

ja

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse

Adverb

ja

  1. yes
Usage notes

Uncertain or stalling answer; jo is used for yes-no questions

Related terms
  • (used for yes-no questions) jo, (Lau dialect)

Interjection

ja

  1. yes

References

  • "ja" in Gutamålgildes Årdliste
  • "ja in Gustavson, H. (red.). 1972-1986. Ordbok över Laumålet på Gotland. Uppsala: AB Lundequistska Bokhandeln.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈjɒ], [ˈjaː] (the long pronunciation is used in case of great surprise)

Interjection

ja

  1. (informal) yep (indicates agreement, approval, or understanding)
  2. oh (indicates understanding something finally after a misunderstanding or confusion)

Synonyms

  • (approval): aha, ühüm, jaja

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian già, French déjà and Spanish ya, from Latin iam, replacing Esperanto jam which is cognate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒa/

Adverb

ja

  1. already

Related terms

  • ya

Ingrian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jahw (and); compare Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌷 (jah), Old High German ja, joh. Akin to Finnish ja.

Conjunction

ja

  1. and

Japanese

Romanization

ja

  1. Rōmaji transcription of じゃ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ジャ

Latvian

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ja

  1. if
  2. in case

Lithuanian

Pronoun

ja f

  1. (third-person singular) instrumental form of ji.

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *(j)a, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronoun

ja sg

  1. I

Declension


Lule Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jahw (and).

Conjunction

ja

  1. and

Further reading

  • Entry 44670 in Álgu database

North Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Pronoun

ja

  1. (Sylt and Mooring) they

Synonyms

  • djo (Heligolandic)
  • jo (Amrum and Fering)
  • (Halligen, Hoorning and Wiedingharde)

Northern Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jahw (and).

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈja/

Conjunction

ja

  1. and

Further reading

  • Entry 31376 in Álgu database

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɑː/

Adverb

ja

  1. yes

Antonyms

  • nei

Related terms

  • jo
  • jaja
  • jada

Interjection

ja

  1. yes

Noun

ja n (definite singular jaet, indefinite plural ja or jaer, definite plural jaa or jaene)

  1. yes

References

  • “ja” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse

Adverb

ja

  1. yes

Antonyms

  • nei

Related terms

  • jo

Interjection

ja

  1. yes

Noun

ja n (definite singular jaet, indefinite plural ja, definite plural jaa)

  1. yes

References

  • “ja” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin iam

Adverb

ja

  1. already
  2. as soon as possible
  3. quickly
  4. (with "ne") never

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (ja)

Pennsylvania German

Alternative forms

  • ya

Etymology

Compare German ja, Dutch ja, Swedish ja.

Interjection

ja

  1. yes, yeah

Pite Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jahw (and).

Conjunction

ja

  1. and

Further reading

  • ja in Bidumsáme Báhkogirrje (Pite Sami word list)
  • Entry 34786 in Álgu database

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *(j)azъ, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Pronoun

ja

  1. I (first-person pronoun)

Declension

Notes

Mute forms ("mię", "mi") cannot be used in accented positions in the sentence. "Mię" is considered dated in Standard Polish, but can still be heard in some dialects.

See also

  • siebie ("myself")
  • Appendix:Polish pronouns

Further reading

  • ja in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Adverb

ja (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *(j)a, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jâː/

Pronoun

(Cyrillic spelling ја̑)

  1. I
  2. me
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowed from German ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jâ/

Adverb

(Cyrillic spelling ја̏)

  1. (colloquial, regional) yes, yeah

Etymology 3

Interjection

ja

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of jao.

Silesian

Adverb

ja

  1. yes

Antonyms

  • ńy

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *(j)a, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈja/

Pronoun

ja

  1. I (first person singular)

Usage notes

Following prepositions, ma and mi are replaced by mňa and mne respectively.

Declension

See also

  • ty
  • on, ona, ono
  • my
  • vy
  • oni, ony

References

  • ja in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Anagrams

  • aj

Slovene

Etymology 1

Borrowed from German ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjàː/, /ˈjáː/
  • Tonal orthography: ,

Particle

  1. (informal) yes
Synonyms
Antonyms

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *(j)azъ, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂

Pronoun

ja

  1. (dialectal) I
Synonyms
  • jaz (Standard)
  • jst (dialectal)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xa/

Interjection

ja

  1. representation of laughter, ha
    Also used repeatedly: jaja, jajaja

Swahili

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-jìja. Compare Zulu -za.

Verb

-ja (infinitive kuja)

  1. to come
  2. going to (followed by an infinitive, future, or subjunctive verb)

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • Verbal derivations:
    • Applicative: -jia
  • Nominal derivations:
    • mja (comer, visitor; male servant)
    • ujaji (arrival)

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɔː/, /ja/, /jɑː/

Adverb

ja (not comparable)

  1. yes

Synonyms

  • japp

Antonyms

  • nej

Related terms

  • jo
  • nja
  • tja
  • jaha
  • jaja

Noun

ja n

  1. a yes, an aye; a positive answer or vote

Declension


Tswana

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu [Term?]. Cognate with Swahili kula, Zulu dla.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒa/

Verb

go ja (past jelê)

  1. to eat

Tz'utujil

Alternative forms

  • jar

Article

ja

  1. the

Upper Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *(j)a, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronoun

ja

  1. I

West Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈja/, /ˈjaː/

Adverb

ja

  1. yes

Interjection

ja

  1. yes

Zialo

Noun

ja

  1. water

References

  • Kirill Vladimirovich Babaev, Zialo: the newly-discovered Mande language of Guinea (2010), page 213

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