ya

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of ya in English

English Online Dictionary. What means ya‎? What does ya mean?

English

Etymology 1

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jə/

Pronoun

ya

  1. Nonstandard spelling of you.
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): /jɑ/

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

  • (West Country, UK) IPA(key): /ˈjɑː/, /ˈjɐ/

Adverb

ya (not comparable)

  1. (Britain dialectal, West Country, 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. Nonstandard 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)

Angkamuthi

Verb

ya

  1. (Yadhaykenu) throw

References

  • Claire Bowern, Harold James Koch, Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method (2004), page 537

Anguthimri

Verb

ya

  1. (transitive, Mpakwithi) to give
  2. (transitive, Mpakwithi) to bring

References

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 189

Barngarla

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Noun

ya

  1. mouth

References

  • Page 74 of Zuckermann, Ghil'ad, Emma Richards and the Barngarla (2021), Mangiri Yarda (Healthy Country: Barngarla Wellbeing and Nature), Adelaide: Revivalistics Press.

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.


Chavacano

Etymology

From Spanish ya.

Adverb

ya

  1. Indicates the past tense.

Chickasaw

Verb

ya (stative, irregular)

  1. to be (something)

Usage notes

  • It cannot be used by itself and must always have a preceding noun that names what it or the person "is".
  • It can only be used with a Class II subject marker.
  • Ya is never used with N prefixes.
  • It can be used with verb suffixes such as -tok, -taam, -a'chi, etc.
  • For sentences where a Class II subject marker is not needed or cannot be used, then the verb root oo can be used instead.
  • For the future tense, a'chi can be used as a standalone word rather than a suffix completely replacing the use of a verb and having the meaning "will be". Similarly, a'ni, "might be" could possibly work in a similar fashion, replacing the presence of an explicit verb as well, although it is not normally used in sentences expressing being something.
  • The prefix hoo- is never used with any forms of the verb "to be" (ya, oo, a'chi).
  • To ask questions such as "Is it a/an....", see the entries for the noun suffixes -to̠ (used after consonants) and -hto̠ (used after vowels).

Synonyms

  • oo

Eastern Cham

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Chamic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *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

Igbo

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Pronoun

ya (independent form, dependent form o)

  1. (personal, epicene) he, she, it
    Ahụrụ m ya
    I saw him.

See also


Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Dutch ja.

Interjection

ya

  1. yes

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Arabic يَا().

Particle

ya

  1. Vocative particle (followed by name): o

Further reading

  • “ya” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

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)

Laboya

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

Usage notes

In colloquial Lingala, this does not vary depending on noun class.

Declension


Malay

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Arabic يَا().

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /ja/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): [jä]

Particle

ya

  1. Vocative particle (followed by name):
    Synonyms: wahai, hai

Noun

ya (Jawi spelling يا‎, plural ya-ya, informal 1st possessive yaku, impolite 2nd possessive yamu, 3rd possessive yanya)

  1. the 29th letter of the Arabic alphabet (ي)

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /ja/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): [jə]

Interjection

ya (Jawi spelling يا‎)

  1. grammatical interjection for confirmation
    Synonym: kan (colloquial)
  2. grammatical interjection for affirmation
    Synonym: ha'ah (colloquial)

Further reading

  • “ya” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.

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)

Northern Ndebele

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

Verb

-ya

  1. to go to, towards [+locative]

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Northern Sotho

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

Verb

ya

  1. to go

Nzadi

Pronoun

yǎ`

  1. you (second-person singular pronoun)

See also


Pali

Etymology

From Sanskrit यद् (yad).

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

Pronoun

ya m

  1. (relative) who, which, that
Declension

Pronoun

ya n

  1. (relative) which, that
  2. (relative) (duplicated) whatever
Declension

Derived terms

  • yadidaṃ (namely)

Etymology 2

Probably from the pronunciation of a syllable consisting only of the letter.

Noun

ya m

  1. the Pali letter 'y'
Declension
Synonyms
  • yakāra

References

Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “ya”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead


Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German ja, Dutch ja, Swedish ja.

Interjection

ya

  1. yes, yeah

Phuthi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

Verb

-ya

  1. to go to, towards [+locative]

Inflection

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


Portuguese

Adverb

ya

  1. Alternative form of

Sotho

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

Verb

ya

  1. to go

South Slavey

Etymology

From Proto-Athabaskan *yaˑ. Cognates include Navajo .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Noun

ya

  1. sky

References

  • Keren Rice (1989) A Grammar of Slave, Berlin, West Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 92

Southern Ndebele

Etymology

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

  • Adverb

    ya

    1. now
      Synonyms: ahora, (colloquial) ahorita
    2. already, yet
    3. in the near future; soon
    4. immediately
      Synonym: ahora mismo
    5. anymore; no longer
    6. (emphatic) 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

    Derived terms

    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, (Mexico) órale, (Chile) ya po
    2. (colloquial) Used to acknowledge or dismiss the previous statement.

    Further reading

    • “ya” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

    Swahili

    Pronunciation

    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.


    Tabaa Zapotec

    Noun

    ya

    1. reed

    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

    Ternate

    Etymology

    Possibly from Indonesian ya (yes).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [ˈja]

    Interjection

    ya

    1. yes

    References

    • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

    Tswana

    Etymology

    From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

    Verb

    ya

    1. to go

    Turkish

    Etymology

    From Persian یا().

    Conjunction

    ya

    1. or

    References

    • ya”, in Güncel Türkçe Sözlük [Contemporary Turkish Dictionary]‎[6], Türk Dil Kurumu, accessed 13 August 2020

    Venda

    Etymology

    From Proto-Bantu *-gɪ̀a.

    Verb

    ya

    1. to go

    Volapük

    Etymology

    Borrowed from Spanish ya (already).

    Adverb

    ya

    1. already

    Warao

    Noun

    ya

    1. sun

    Synonyms

    • hokohi

    White Hmong

    Etymology

    Cognate with Western Xiangxi Miao [Fenghuang] eint.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ʝa˧/

    Verb

    ya

    1. to fly

    Xhosa

    Etymology

    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-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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