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tja

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Dutch

Interjection

tja

  1. yeah well, let's see
    Tja eigenlijk weet ik dat niet. — Let's see; actually I don't know that.

Swedish

Etymology 1

Short for tjena, which is in turn short for tjenare, from tjänareservant’, from din ödmjuke tjänare ’your humble servant’.

Pronunciation

Interjection

tja

  1. an informal greeting; hi
  2. an informal farewell; bye
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Etymology 2

Stressed variant of ja ’yes’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɕɑː/ or IPA: /tɕɑː/

Adverb

tja

  1. an uncertain or stalling answer; ”well …”
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