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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *aje, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jǎːje/
  • Hyphenation: ja‧je

NounEdit

jáje n (Cyrillic spelling ја́је)

  1. egg
    pržena jajafried eggs
    jaje na okosunny-side up egg
    u Čečeniji su pronašli jaja dinosaura stara 60 000 000 godinathey found dinosaur eggs in Chechnya that are 60 000 000 years old
  2. (mildly vulgar, colloquial, usually in the plural) ball, testicle
    frajeru, ček, obrijao si jaja?dude, wait, you shaved your balls?
    gospođo, upoznajte čelična jajamadam, meet balls of steel
    kučka me udarila u jaja!the bitch kicked me in the nuts!
  3. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    tražiti dlaku u jajetuto look for meaningless details
    (biti sličan) kao jaje jajetuas two peas in a pod
    hladiti jajato rest and enjoy (as opposed to be working hard)
    držati nekoga za jajato have somebody by the balls
    do jaja(as an adjective) awesome; (as an adverb) awesomely; completely, to the full

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