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Ya

Ya

(yä)
,
adv.
Yea.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Definition 2022


ya

ya

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ya"

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jə/

Pronoun

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

Only used in unstressed contexts.

Derived terms

See also

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

Variation of hyah.

Interjection

ya

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

Etymology 4

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

Alternative forms

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 5

Adjective

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of your.

Etymology 6

From Russian я (ja).

Noun

ya (plural yas)

  1. A letter of the Cyrillic alphabet.
Translations

Anagrams


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)

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)

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ja/

Etymology

Borrowing from Esperanto ja.

Adverb

ya

  1. indeed

Indonesian

Interjection

ya

  1. yes

Japanese

Romanization

ya

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

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.

Spanish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʝa/

Adverb

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

Conjunction

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

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.


Turkish

Etymology

From Persian یا ().

Conjunction

ya

  1. or

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowing from Spanish ya (already).

Adverb

ya

  1. already

Warao

Noun

ya

  1. sun

Synonyms


Zulu

Verb

-ya

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

Inflection

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