See also: jajá; Jája; Jâja; já, já; and јаја

Danish

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Etymology

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From ja (yes), literally "yesyes".

Interjection

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jaja

  1. An exclamation of disappointed, reluctant or exasperated/annoyed agreement.
    Husk nu at holde øje med din søster! / Jaja, det skal jeg nok!
    Do remember to keep an eye on your sister! / Yes, I will! [with the implication that the reminder has been made repeatedly before]
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French

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʒa.ʒa/
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Etymology 1

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Clipping of jamais with reduplication.

Adverb

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jaja

  1. (informal) never in a million years

Etymology 2

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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jaja m or f (plural jajas)

  1. (slang) table wine
    Synonym: vin de table

Gooniyandi

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Noun

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jaja

  1. maternal grandmother, mother's mother

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈjɒjɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ja‧ja
  • Rhymes: -jɒ

Etymology 1

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From ja (yep), literally "yeah-yeah" or "yep-yep".

Interjection

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jaja

  1. (informal) Indicates approval or understanding of a trivial statement; reassurance of agreement.
    Akkor ma este lesz a meccs, ugye? – Jaja.
    So the match is today, right? – Yep yep.
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Etymology 2

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jaj (woe) +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

Noun

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jaja

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of jaj
Declension
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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative jaja
accusative jaját
dative jajának
instrumental jajával
causal-final jajáért
translative jajává
terminative jajáig
essive-formal jajaként
essive-modal jajául
inessive jajában
superessive jaján
adessive jajánál
illative jajába
sublative jajára
allative jajához
elative jajából
delative jajáról
ablative jajától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
jajáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
jajáéi

Lower Sorbian

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Noun

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jaja

  1. genitive singular of jajo
  2. nominative plural of jajo
  3. accusative plural of jajo

Norwegian

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Etymology

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From ja (yes), literally "yesyes".

Interjection

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jaja

  1. An exclamation of disappointed or reluctant agreement.
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Polish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈja.ja/
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  • Rhymes: -aja
  • Syllabification: ja‧ja

Noun

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jaja n

  1. inflection of jajo:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Sardinian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Spanish yaya (grandma), or from Greek γιαγιά (giagiá, grandmother).

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Noun

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jaja m (plural jajas)

  1. grandmother, grandma
    Antonym: jaju

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Serbo-Croatian

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Noun

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jaja (Cyrillic spelling јаја)

  1. nominative plural of jaje
  2. genitive plural of jaje
  3. accusative plural of jaje
  4. vocative plural of jaje

Spanish

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Etymology

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Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈxaxa/ [ˈxa.xa]
  • Rhymes: -axa
  • Syllabification: ja‧ja

Interjection

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jaja

  1. haha
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Swahili

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jaja

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Noun

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jaja (n class, plural jaja)

  1. a daisy-like plant (plant with yellow and blue flowers)

Swedish

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Etymology

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Reduplication of ja. "Yeah yeah" should provide better intuition than "yes yes."

Interjection

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jaja

  1. Expresses reluctant agreement.
    Jaja, okej då, du får en häst
    Yeah yeah, alright, I'll buy you a horse
  2. Expresses impatience or irritation or the like.
    Jaja, vi har inte tid att snacka mer. Nu åker vi!
    But whatever, we don't have time for any more chit-chat. Let's go!
  3. (with the first "ja" emphasized) aah (I see)

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Xhosa

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

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-jaja?

  1. (intransitive) to be naked

Inflection

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