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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of ja (yes).

InterjectionEdit

tja

  1. Expression of contemplation.
    Tja... jeg ved ikke rigtig.
    Well... I am not sure about this.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of ja (yes).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

tja

  1. hmm, yeah well
    Tja, eigenlijk weet ik dat niet.
    Yeah well, actually I don't know that.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of ja (yes).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

tja

  1. oh well, well
    Was schlägst du vor? — Tja, ich schlage vor, dass wir ins Kino gehen.
    What do you suggest? — Well, I suggest that we go to the movies.

Further readingEdit

  • tja in Duden online

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ja (yes).

InterjectionEdit

tja

  1. used to express uncertainty; hm; well; compare nja
    Tja, eg veit ikkje om dét er nokon god idé.
    Well...I am not sure if that is a good idea.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tja (Cyrillic spelling тја)

  1. (Croatia, regional) there
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From German tja.

InterjectionEdit

tja

  1. hmm, oh well

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of tjena, which is in turn short for tjenare, from tjänare (servant), from din ödmjuke tjänare (your humble servant). Compare German servus.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

tja

  1. (informal) hi, bye
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Stressed variant of ja (yes).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɕɑː/ or IPA(key): /tɕɑː/
  • Homophone: shah (first pronunciation)

AdverbEdit

tja (not comparable)

  1. an uncertain or stalling answer; "well …", leaning slightly towards the positive
Related termsEdit