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To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
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English

Etymology 1

Reduced form of you.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ya

  1. Eye dialect spelling of you.
    Yo homes, smell ya later!
Derived terms

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Etymology 2

Apparently from [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah.

Pronunciation

Interjection

ya

  1. (informal) Yeah, yes.
  2. (informal) Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)

Chamorro

Conjunction

ya

  1. and

Usage notes

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


Indonesian

Pronoun

ya'

  1. yes

Japanese

Noun

ya (hiragana )

  1. : arrow
  2. : store
  3. : hiragana letter ya
  4. : katakana letter ya

Particle

ya (hiragana )

  1. : and; is, are

Malay

Pronoun

ya

  1. yes
  2. interjection to call attention (followed by name):
    Ya Allah!
    O God!
  3. grammatical particle for confirmation
    Dia orang kaya ya?
    Is he that rich?

Mandarin

Pinyin

ya (form of ya0 or ya5)

  1. youyour
  2. interjection

Pinyin syllable

ya

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] iam. Compare Portuguese .

Adverb

ya

  1. now
  2. already
  3. in the near future; soon
  4. immediately
  5. anymore; no longer
  6. emphatical
    ¡Ya lo sé! — “I know!”
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) only
    no ya... — “not only...”
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) yes
    ya, pero... — “yes, but...”
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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”

Turkish

Conjunction

ya

  1. or

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