ya

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English

Etymology 1

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jə/

Pronoun

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of you.
    • 2011, Byron Douglas, A Journey Through the Life of an Anti-Social, Xlibris, →ISBN, 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

Only used in unstressed contexts.

Derived terms

See also

  • yer

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

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Interjection

ya

  1. (informal) Yeah; yes.

Etymology 3

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

Alternative forms

  • yaa, yaw, yah, yha

Pronunciation

Adverb

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 4

Variation of hyah.

Interjection

ya

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

Etymology 5

Determiner

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of your.
Derived terms
  • chewie on ya boot

Etymology 6

From Russian я (ja).

Pronunciation

Noun

ya (plural yas)

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

Anagrams

  • -ay, AY, ay, ay^

Abui

Noun

ya

  1. water

References

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

Bilbil

Noun

ya

  1. fire

Further reading

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

Breton

Particle

ya

  1. yes, word used to show agreement or acceptance.

Chamorro

Conjunction

ya

  1. and

Usage notes

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


Eastern Cham

Alternative forms

Etymology

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

Noun

ya (Cham spelling )

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl

Pronoun

ya

  1. third person; he, she

See Also

  • yaha
  • yahaya

Gedaged

Noun

ya

  1. fire

Further reading

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

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from Esperanto ja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Adverb

ya

  1. indeed

Indonesian

Interjection

ya

  1. yes

Japanese

Romanization

ya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kesawai

Noun

ya

  1. water

Further reading

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

Kou

Noun

ya

  1. water

Further reading

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

Lamboya

Verb

ya

  1. to eat

References

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “ya”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 103

Lingala

Preposition

ya

  1. of

Declension


Malay

Interjection

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

Romanization

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

  • 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

Noun

ya

  1. fire

Further reading

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

Mindiri

Noun

ya

  1. fire

Further reading

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

Nzadi

Pronoun

yǎ`

  1. you (second-person singular pronoun)

See also


Pali

Alternative forms

Pronoun

ya m

  1. (relative) who, which, that

Declension

Pronoun

ya n

  1. (relative) which, that

Declension

Derived terms

References

ya in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)


Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German ja, Dutch ja, Swedish ja.

Interjection

ya

  1. yes, yeah

Phuthi

Etymology

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

Verb

-ya

  1. to go to, towards [+locative]

Inflection

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɟ͡ʝa/

Adverb

ya

  1. now
  2. already, yet
  3. in the near future; soon
  4. immediately
  5. anymore; no longer
  6. emphatic (similar to the use of English "so" or "oh" as an interjection)
  7. (in negatives) only
  8. (before pero) yes
  9. (before que) since, now

Synonyms

  • (now): ahora, (colloquial) ahorita
  • (immediately): ahora mismo

Conjunction

ya ... ya ...

  1. first (something) then (something else); first (something), now (something else)
  2. whether (something) or (something else)

Interjection

ya

  1. come on!, let's go!

Synonyms

  • vamos, vámonos
  • adelante
  • ándale, órale (Mexico)
  • ya po (Chile)

Swahili

Particle

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

Follows adverbs to make them function as prepositions.


Tagalog

Interjection

ya

  1. expression used to drive cattle

Synonyms

  • hiya

Noun

ya

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

Turkish

Etymology

From Persian یا().

Conjunction

ya

  1. or

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish ya (already).

Adverb

ya

  1. already

Warao

Noun

ya

  1. sun

Synonyms

  • hokohi

Xhosa

Etymology

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

Verb

-ya

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

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Yami

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(si-)ia, from Proto-Austronesian *(si-)ia. Compare Indonesian ia, Maori ia.

Pronoun

ya

  1. he; she

Zulu

Etymology

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

Verb

-ya

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

Inflection

References

  • C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “ya”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “ya

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