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ya
adv.
1 already.
ya me lo habías contado you had already told me
¿llamaron o han llamado ya? have they called yet?
¿habrán llegado ya? will they have arrived yet o by now?
ya en 1926 as long ago as 1926
Ya hemos estado aquí antes We have already been here before...
2 now (ahora).
bueno, yo ya me voy right, I'm off now
¡ya voy! I'm coming!
3 at once (inmediatamente).
hay que hacer algo ya something has to be done now o at once
4 right now, at once, now, right away.
intj.
1 right now, right away.
2 that's enough.
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ya
adverbio
1 already
esa película ya la he visto I've already seen that film
¿que ya se han casado? what! they've got married already?
el domingo ya no estaremos aquí we'll already have left by Sunday
eso ya no lo veré yo I won't live to see that
2 (más tarde) later
ya lo haré I'll do it later
ya te llamaré I'll give you a ring
3 (ahora mismo) at once, right now, straightaway
tienes que mandarlo ya you must send it at once
¡ya voy! I'm coming!
4 (ahora) now
ya viven en el piso nuevo they're living in the new flat now
5 (uso enfático)
ya lo sé I know that
es facilísimo, ya verás it's dead easy, you'll see
y ya no es por el dinero ... and it's not the money that matters ...
6 (denota satisfacción)
¡ya tenemos coche nuevo! we've got the new car!
¡ya están aquí! they're here!
7 (con tono amenazante)
¡ya verás ya! just you wait!
8 (con indignación)
¡ya está bien! enough is enough!
9 (para tranquilizar)
ya encontrarás trabajo, ya verás como sí you'll find a job, you'll see
10 (para afirmar) I know, yes
tienes que estudiar -- ya, pero ... you have to study -- I know, but ...
interjección
1 irónico oh yes!
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FRASEOLOGÍA
ya ... ya ... now ... now ...
ya ríe, ya llora now she laughs, now she weeps
fantasmas que ya surgen, ya se esfuman ghosts which first appear and then vanish
ya fueran católicos, ya protestantes whether they be Catholic or Protestant
ya entiendo I see
ya era hora about time too
¡ya está! there we are!, all done!
ya nos veremos see you soon
ya que since, seeing that
ya que estás aquí, quédate a cenar seeing that you're here, why don't you stay for supper?
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adv.
1) already
2) now
3) anymore, no longer
4) later, soon
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1. ADV
1) [con acción pasada] already

lo hemos visto ya — we've seen it already

ya han dado las diez — it's past ten already

¿ya has terminado? — have you finished already?

¿ya habías estado antes en Valencia? — had you been to Valencia before?

ya me lo suponía — I thought as much

ya se acabó — it's all over now

ya en el siglo X — as early as the tenth century

2) [con verbo en presente]
a) [con una acción esperada]

ya es la hora — time's up

ya es hora de irnos — it's time for us to go now

ya está aquí — he's here already

ya viene el autobús — here's the bus

ya puedes irte — you can go now

ya podéis ir pasando al comedor — you can start going through into the dining room now

estos zapatos ya me están pequeños — these shoes are too small for me now

¿ya anda? — is she walking yet?

b) [expresando sorpresa]

¿ya te vas? — are you leaving already?

c) (=ahora) now

lo quiero ya — I want it (right) now

¡cállate ya! — oh, shut up!

¡ya voy! — coming!

desde ya (mismo) Esp

lo que quiero es empezar desde ya — I want to start right now o away

una estrategia que empiezo a poner en marcha desde ya mismo — a strategy which I will start to adopt as of now o as of this very moment

ya mismoesp Cono Sur * (=en seguida) at once; (=claro) of course, naturally

3) [con acción futura]

ya te llegará el turno a ti — you'll get your turn

ya lo arreglarán — it'll get fixed sometime

ya iré cuando pueda — I'll try and make it when I can

ya verás como todo se arregla — it'll all work out, don't you worry

ya veremos — we'll see (about that)

4)

ya no — not any more, no longer

ya no vive aquí — he doesn't live here any more, he no longer lives here

ya no viene a visitarnos — he doesn't come to see us any more, he no longer comes to see us

ya no quiero más — I don't want any more

ya no lo volverás a ver — you won't see it any more

Javier ya no es tan alto como su hermano — Javier isn't as tall as his brother any more, Javier is no longer as tall as his brother

5) [expresando que se ha entendido o se recuerda algo]

ya entiendo — I see

¡ya lo sé! — I know!

-¿no te acuerdas de ella? es la hija de Ricardo -¡ah, ya! — "don't you remember her? she's Ricardo's daughter" - "oh yes, of course!"

6) [expresando acuerdo o incredulidad]

ya, pero ... — yes, but ...

¡ya, ya! — iró yes, yes!, oh, yes!, oh, sure!

ya, y luego viste un burro volando ¿no? — iró sure, and pigs might fly!

esto ya es un robo — this really is robbery

7) [con valor enfático]

pues ya gasta ¿eh? — he really does spend a lot, doesn't he?

¿una hora tardas en llegar al trabajo? pues ya está lejos ¿eh? — it takes you an hour to get to work? it must be quite some way away!

ya lo creo que estuvimos allí — you bet we were there

¿que no se ha casado? ya lo creo que sí — you say she hasn't got married? I think you'll find she has

es más pobre que Haití, que ya es decir — it's poorer than Haiti, and that's saying something

¡murió con 104 años, que ya es decir! — she was 104 when she died, which is no mean achievement!

pues si él no viene, ya me dirás qué hacemos — you tell me what we'll do if he doesn't come

¡ya está! — that's it

rellena el impreso y ya está — fill in the form and that's it

¡ya está bien! — that's (quite) enough!

¡ya me gustaría a mí poder viajar! — I wouldn't mind being able to travel either!

¡ya era hora! — about time too!

¡ya podían haber avisado de que venían! — they could have said they were coming!

¡ya puedes ir preparando el dinero! — you'd better start getting the money ready!

2. CONJ
1) [uso distributivo]

ya por una razón, ya por otra — whether for one reason or another

ya te vayas, ya te quedes, me es igual — whether you go or stay is all the same to me

ya dice que sí, ya dice que no — first he says yes, then he says no, one minute he says yes, the next he says no

no ya — not only

no ya aquí, sino en todas partes — not only here, but everywhere

debes hacerlo, no ya por los demás, sino por ti mismo también — you should do it, not just for everyone else's sake but for your own sake too

2)

ya que — (seeing) as, since

ya que no viene, iremos nosotros — (seeing) as o since she's not coming, we'll go

ya que ha dejado de llover, ¿por qué no salimos a dar una vuelta? — (seeing) as o since it's stopped raining, why don't we go for a walk?

ya que no estudia, por lo menos podía ponerse a trabajar — seeing as she isn't studying, the least she could do is get a job

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I
adverbio [Both the simple past ya terminé and the present perfect ya he terminado are used to refer to the recent indefinite past. The former is the preferred form in Latin America while in Spain there is a tendency to use the latter]
1)
a) (en frases afirmativas o interrogativas) already

¿ya te has gastado todo el dinero? — have you spent all the money already?

ya terminé — I've (already) finished

ya te dije que no — I've already said no

¿ya ha llegado Ernesto? — has Ernesto arrived yet?, did Ernesto arrive yet? (AmE)

ya lo sé — I (already) know

aprietas este botón y ya está! — you press this button, and that's it!

le teníamos tanta fe y ya ves, nos ha defraudado — we had such faith in him and look what happened, he's let us down

b) (expresando que se ha comprendido) yes, sure (colloq)

dile que venga - ya, pero ¿si no quiere? — tell her to come - yes, but what if she doesn't want to?

me he pasado el día estudiando - ya, ya! — (iró) I spent the whole day studying - oh sure! (iro)

2)
a) (en frases negativas) any more

ese color ya no se lleva — nobody wears that color any more

ya ni siquiera me escribe — he doesn't even write (to) me any more

estaba muy segura pero ya no sé qué pensar — I was very sure about it, but now I don't know what to think

creo que ya no vienen — I don't think they'll come now

b)

no ya ... sino — not (just) ... but

estamos hablando no ya de cambios sino de una total reestructuración — we are not (just) talking about changes but about a total restructuring

3) (enseguida, ahora) right now

ya voy! — coming!

la comida ya va a estar — the meal's almost ready

preparados listos ya! — on your mark(s), get set, go!

ya puedes ir haciéndote a la idea — you'd better start getting used to the idea

desde ya te digo que no puede ser — (esp AmL) I can tell you right now that it's not possible

ya mismo — (esp AmL) right away, straightaway (BrE)

4) (con verbo en futuro)

ya te contaré — I'll tell you all about it

ya lo entenderás — you'll understand one day

5) (en comparaciones)

éste ya no me gusta tanto — I don't like this one so much

pintado de blanco ya es otra cosa — it really does look much better painted white

6) (uso enfático)

ya quisiera yo! — I should be so lucky!

ya era hora — about time (too)!

ya me tienes harta! — I'm (just about) fed up with you!

¿te parece que allí se vive mejor? - ya lo creo! — do you think people live better there? - you bet! (colloq)

7)

ya que — since, as

ya que estás aquí — since o as you're here

ya que estoy, limpio éste también — while I'm at it I may as well clean this one too

II
conjunción

ya por tierra, ya por mar — (liter) whether by land or by sea

se puede solicitar ya sea en persona o por teléfono — it can be ordered either in person or by telephone

* * *
= already, by now.
Ex. Some revisions have already been announced.
Ex. It will be evident by now that the microcomputer market is a complex place.
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* algo ya muy conocido y usado = old nag.
* basta ya = enough is enough.
* estar aquí ya = be upon us.
* hace ya mucho tiempo que = gone are the days of.
* hace ya tiempo = long since.
* no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
* ¡Preparados, listos, ya! = On your mark, get set, go!, ready, set, go!.
* ser hora ya de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
* ser ya hora de que = it + be + well past the time for, be high time (that/to/for).
* ya ¡venga ya! = on your bike!.
* ya basta = enough is enough.
* ya cortado en lonchas = pre-sliced [presliced].
* ya cortado en rodajas = pre-sliced [presliced].
* ya de por sí escaso = already-scarce.
* ya en + Expresión Temporal = as far back as + Expresión Temporal.
* ya en + Fecha = as early as + Fecha.
* ya era hora = not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
* ya es bastante = enough is enough.
* ya es hora (de que) = it's about time (that).
* ya existente = pre-existing [preexisting].
* ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.
* ya hace bastante tiempo = for quite a while now.
* ya hemos hablado bastante de = so much for.
* ya ir siendo hora de que = be high time (that/to/for), be about time (that).
* ya + lleva + desde hace + Expresión Temporal = have + now + been + for + Expresión Temporal.
* ya lo quitas, ya lo pones = burn-'em-down-build-'em-up.
* ya mencionado = aforementioned.
* ya no = any longer, no longer, not ... anymore.
* ya parte de la empresa = on board.
* ya perforado = pre-drilled.
* ya preparado = preformatted [pre-formatted].
* ya que = as, for, since, in that, seeing that/as.
* ya que estamos en ello = while we're at it.
* ya sea ... o ... = whether ... or ....
* ya ser hora de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
* ya tradicional = long-established.
* ya usado = second-hand [secondhand].
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I
adverbio [Both the simple past ya terminé and the present perfect ya he terminado are used to refer to the recent indefinite past. The former is the preferred form in Latin America while in Spain there is a tendency to use the latter]
1)
a) (en frases afirmativas o interrogativas) already

¿ya te has gastado todo el dinero? — have you spent all the money already?

ya terminé — I've (already) finished

ya te dije que no — I've already said no

¿ya ha llegado Ernesto? — has Ernesto arrived yet?, did Ernesto arrive yet? (AmE)

ya lo sé — I (already) know

aprietas este botón y ya está! — you press this button, and that's it!

le teníamos tanta fe y ya ves, nos ha defraudado — we had such faith in him and look what happened, he's let us down

b) (expresando que se ha comprendido) yes, sure (colloq)

dile que venga - ya, pero ¿si no quiere? — tell her to come - yes, but what if she doesn't want to?

me he pasado el día estudiando - ya, ya! — (iró) I spent the whole day studying - oh sure! (iro)

2)
a) (en frases negativas) any more

ese color ya no se lleva — nobody wears that color any more

ya ni siquiera me escribe — he doesn't even write (to) me any more

estaba muy segura pero ya no sé qué pensar — I was very sure about it, but now I don't know what to think

creo que ya no vienen — I don't think they'll come now

b)

no ya ... sino — not (just) ... but

estamos hablando no ya de cambios sino de una total reestructuración — we are not (just) talking about changes but about a total restructuring

3) (enseguida, ahora) right now

ya voy! — coming!

la comida ya va a estar — the meal's almost ready

preparados listos ya! — on your mark(s), get set, go!

ya puedes ir haciéndote a la idea — you'd better start getting used to the idea

desde ya te digo que no puede ser — (esp AmL) I can tell you right now that it's not possible

ya mismo — (esp AmL) right away, straightaway (BrE)

4) (con verbo en futuro)

ya te contaré — I'll tell you all about it

ya lo entenderás — you'll understand one day

5) (en comparaciones)

éste ya no me gusta tanto — I don't like this one so much

pintado de blanco ya es otra cosa — it really does look much better painted white

6) (uso enfático)

ya quisiera yo! — I should be so lucky!

ya era hora — about time (too)!

ya me tienes harta! — I'm (just about) fed up with you!

¿te parece que allí se vive mejor? - ya lo creo! — do you think people live better there? - you bet! (colloq)

7)

ya que — since, as

ya que estás aquí — since o as you're here

ya que estoy, limpio éste también — while I'm at it I may as well clean this one too

II
conjunción

ya por tierra, ya por mar — (liter) whether by land or by sea

se puede solicitar ya sea en persona o por teléfono — it can be ordered either in person or by telephone

* * *
= already, by now.

Ex: Some revisions have already been announced.

Ex: It will be evident by now that the microcomputer market is a complex place.
* algo ya muy conocido y usado = old nag.
* basta ya = enough is enough.
* estar aquí ya = be upon us.
* hace ya mucho tiempo que = gone are the days of.
* hace ya tiempo = long since.
* no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
* ¡Preparados, listos, ya! = On your mark, get set, go!, ready, set, go!.
* ser hora ya de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
* ser ya hora de que = it + be + well past the time for, be high time (that/to/for).
* ya ¡venga ya! = on your bike!.
* ya basta = enough is enough.
* ya cortado en lonchas = pre-sliced [presliced].
* ya cortado en rodajas = pre-sliced [presliced].
* ya de por sí escaso = already-scarce.
* ya en + Expresión Temporal = as far back as + Expresión Temporal.
* ya en + Fecha = as early as + Fecha.
* ya era hora = not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
* ya es bastante = enough is enough.
* ya es hora (de que) = it's about time (that).
* ya existente = pre-existing [preexisting].
* ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.
* ya hace bastante tiempo = for quite a while now.
* ya hemos hablado bastante de = so much for.
* ya ir siendo hora de que = be high time (that/to/for), be about time (that).
* ya + lleva + desde hace + Expresión Temporal = have + now + been + for + Expresión Temporal.
* ya lo quitas, ya lo pones = burn-'em-down-build-'em-up.
* ya mencionado = aforementioned.
* ya no = any longer, no longer, not ... anymore.
* ya parte de la empresa = on board.
* ya perforado = pre-drilled.
* ya preparado = preformatted [pre-formatted].
* ya que = as, for, since, in that, seeing that/as.
* ya que estamos en ello = while we're at it.
* ya sea ... o ... = whether ... or ....
* ya ser hora de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
* ya tradicional = long-established.
* ya usado = second-hand [secondhand].

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ya1
adverb
[Both the simple past ya terminé and the present perfect ya he terminado are used to refer to the recent indefinite past. The former is the preferred form in Latin America, while in Spain there is a tendency to use the latter.]
A
1
(en frases afirmativas o interrogativas): ¿ya te has gastado todo el dinero que te di? have you spent all the money I gave you already?
ya terminé I've (already) finished
ya te dije que no I've already said no, I already said no
¿ya ha llegado Ernesto? has Ernesto arrived yet?, did Ernesto arrive yet? (AmE)
a las nueve ya estaban durmiendo by nine o'clock they were already asleep
¿ya estás molestando a tu hermana otra vez? are you bothering your sister again?
ya lo sé, me lo dijo Sonia I (already) know, Sonia told me
luego aprietas este botón ¡y ya está! then you press this button, and that's it! o that's that! o there you are!
le teníamos tanta fe y ya ves, nos ha defraudado we had such faith in him and look what happened, he's let us down
2 (expresando que se ha comprendido) yes, sure (colloq)
tú le dices que venga — ya, pero ¿si no quiere? you tell her to come — yes, but what if she doesn't want to?
me he pasado el día estudiando — ¡ya, ya! (iró); I spent the whole day studying — oh sure! (iro)
3
(buscando acuerdo): te vas a portar bien ¿ya? you're going to be a good boy, okay? o (BrE) aren't you?
B
1 (en frases negativas) any more, no longer
ya no trabaja aquí he doesn't work here any more, he no longer works here
ese estilo de zapatos ya no se lleva nobody wears shoes like that any more
ya ni siquiera me escribe he doesn't even write (to) me any more, he no longer even writes (to) me
estaba muy segura pero ya no sé qué pensar I was very sure about it, but now I don't know what to think
son las once, yo creo que ya no vienen it's eleven o'clock, I don't think they'll come now
si perdemos este tren ya no llegamos if we miss this train we won't get there in time
2
no ya … sino not (just) … but
estamos hablando no ya de cambios sino de una total reestructuración we are not (just) talking about changes but about a total restructuring
C (enseguida, ahora) right now
¡Pilar! — ¡ya voy! Pilar! — coming!
¿le falta mucho a la comida? — no, ya va a estar will lunch be long? — no, it's almost ready
preparados or prontos or en sus marcas, listos ¡ya! on your mark(s), get set, go!
ya puedes ir despidiéndote de ese dinero you can kiss that money goodbye
este fin de semana no sales, así que ya puedes ir haciéndote a la idea you're not going out this weekend, so you'd better start getting used to the idea
desde ya te digo que lo veo muy difícil (esp AmL); I can tell you right now I think it's going to be pretty difficult
ya mismo (esp AmL); right away, straightaway (BrE)
D
(expresando promesa, esperanza, amenaza): ya te contaré cuando nos veamos I'll tell you all about it next time we meet
ya lo entenderás cuando seas mayor you'll understand one day, when you're older
E
(en comparaciones): éste es precioso, éste ya no me gusta tanto this one is beautiful, but I don't like this one so much
pintado de blanco ya es otra cosa it really does look much better painted white
F
(uso enfático): ¡ya quisiera yo! I should be so lucky!, chance would be a fine thing! (BrE)
¡ya era hora! about time (too)!
ya es hora de que empieces a buscar trabajo it's (about) time you started to look for a job
¡ya me tienes harta con tus quejas! I'm just about fed up with your complaining all the time!
¿te parece que allí se vive mejor? — ¡ya lo creo! do you think people live better there? — you bet! (colloq)
ya me dirás or contarás qué hacía él en un sitio así what on earth he was doing in a place like that, I don't know (colloq)
G
ya que since, as
ya que estás aquí since o as you're here
ya que estoy, lo limpio por dentro también while I'm at it I may as well clean the inside too
ya2
conjunction
ya por tierra, ya por mar (liter); whether by land or by sea
se puede solicitar ya sea en persona o por teléfono it can be ordered either in person or by telephone
* * *

 

ya adverbio Both the simple past
ya terminé and the present perfect ya he terminado are used to refer to the recent indefinite past. The former is the preferred form in Latin America while in Spain there is a tendency to use the latter

1
a) (en frases afirmativas o interrogativas) already;

¿ya te has gastado todo el dinero? have you spent all the money already?;

ya terminé I've (already) finished;
¿ya ha llegado Ernesto? has Ernesto arrived yet?, did Ernesto arrive yet? (AmE);
aprietas este botón ¡y ya está! you press this button, and that's it!
b) (expresando que se ha comprendido) yes, sure (colloq)

2
a) (en frases negativas) any more;

ese color ya no se lleva nobody wears that color any more

b)

no ya … sino not (just) … but

3 (enseguida, ahora) right now;
desde ya te digo que no puede ser (esp AmL) I can tell you right now that it's not possible;

ya mismo (esp AmL) right away, straightaway (BrE);
¡ya voy! coming!;
preparados listos ¡ya! on your mark(s), get set, go!
4 (con verbo en futuro):
ya te contaré I'll tell you all about it;

ya lo entenderás you'll understand one day
5 (uso enfático):
¡ya quisiera yo! I should be so lucky!;

ya era hora about time (too)!;
¡ya me tienes harta! I'm (just about) fed up with you!
6
ya que since, as;

ya que estás aquí since o as you're here
■ conjunción:
se puede solicitar ya sea en persona o por teléfono it can be ordered either in person or by telephone

ya
I adverbio
1 already
2 (presente) ya lo sé, I already know
ya puedes empezar, you can start now
(inmediatamente) now: decídelo ya, decide right now
3 (pasado) already: ya entonces nos conocíamos, we already knew each other
ya en 1213, as early as 1213
4 (futuro) ya veré lo que hago, I'll see
ya tendremos tiempo para hacerlo, we'll have time to do it later ➣ Ver nota en already
5 (con frases negativas) ya no lo soporto más, I can't bear him any more
ya no trabaja aquí, she no longer works here
6 (uso enfático) ya era hora, about time too
¡ya está bien!, enough is enough!
II conj ya que, since: llámale hoy, ya que mañana se irá de viaje, call him today, because tomorrow he'll be away
Como regla general, cuando ya se refiere al pasado se traduce por already: Ya lo he hecho. I've already done it. Cuando hace referencia al presente se traduce por now (ya podemos irnos, we can go now) y en el futuro se traduce por later o no se traduce: Ya hablaremos. We'll talk about it (later).

'ya' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abrigar
- achacosa
- achacoso
- aclimatarse
- acreditar
- adiós
- ajustar
- altura
- amañarse
- ambientarse
- antaño
- anterioridad
- avisar
- bañera
- barbaridad
- bien
- bote
- caber
- cabeza
- caer
- canción
- cara
- celo
- cerca
- colocar
- como
- coña
- constructor
- constructora
- creer
- cuento
- deber
- despedirse
- desventura
- devolución
- dicha
- dicho
- distraerse
- don
- doña
- Ecuador
- empezar
- emplazamiento
- enferma
- enfermo
- enfriar
- entrada
- entrado
- ser
- escacharrar
English:
about
- act
- act up
- advertise
- ago
- alive
- already
- antics
- any
- as
- asleep
- can
- care
- clog up
- come off
- cut out
- damage
- day
- decide
- do
- elderly
- enough
- far
- foregone
- forenamed
- format
- fuck
- gazumping
- given
- go
- go off
- gone
- have
- he's
- high
- inflammation
- it
- just
- knack
- lay off
- let up
- like
- long
- more
- move
- neither
- nervous
- no
- now
- obtainable
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ya
adv
1. [en el pasado] already;
ya me lo habías contado you had already told me;
¿llamaron o [m5]han llamado ya? have they called yet?;
¿habrán llegado ya? will they have arrived yet o by now?;
ya dejó de llover it has stopped raining;
ya en 1926 as long ago as 1926
2. [expresando sorpresa] already;
¿ya has vuelto? are you back already?;
son las siete – ¿ya? it's seven o'clock – already?
3. [en presente] now;
bueno, yo ya me voy right, I'm off now;
ya es hora de cenar it's time for dinner;
ya eres mayor para esas cosas you're too old for that sort of thing;
¡ya voy! I'm coming!
4. [inmediatamente] at once;
hay que hacer algo ya something has to be done now o at once;
Fam
desde ya right now;
hay que empezar desde ya we have to start right now o away;
desde ya considérate invitado consider yourself invited as of now;
ya mismo right away
5. [en frases negativas]
yo ya no estaba segura de nada I was no longer sure of anything;
ya no es así it's not like that any more, it's no longer like that;
ya no me duele it doesn't hurt any more, it no longer hurts;
para entonces ya no quedarán entradas there won't be any tickets left by then
6. [en el futuro]
ya te llamaré I'll call you o Br give you a ring some time;
ya hablaremos we'll talk later;
ya nos habremos ido we'll already have gone;
ya me dirás si te gustó you can tell me later if you liked it;
ya verás you'll (soon) see;
ya verás cuando se enteren just wait till they find out;
¡ya te agarraré yo a ti! I'll get you sooner or later!
7. [con valor enfático o intensivo]
ya entiendo/lo sé I understand/know;
sin el uniforme ya parece otro he looks completely different without his uniform on;
¡ya está! ¿ves qué fácil? that's it o there you are, see how easy it is?;
¡ya no aguanto más! I can't take any more!, I've had enough!;
¿es éste tu coche? – ¡ya me gustaría a mí! o [m5]¡ya quisiera yo! is this your car? – I wish! o if only!;
ya podías haberlo dicho antes you could have said so before;
ya puedes hacer las maletas y largarte I suggest you pack your bags and leave;
¿qué haces despierto? – ya ves, que no puedo dormir what are you doing awake? – well, I can't get to sleep, you see;
te matas a trabajar y, ya ves, luego se olvidan de ti you work yourself to death and then what happens…? they forget about you
conj
1. [distributiva]
ya sea por unas cosas ya sea por otras, siguen pasando hambre for one reason or another, they are still going hungry;
manden sus datos ya sea por carta o por correo electrónico send in your details (either) by post or by e-mail
2. [adversativa]
ya no… sino…, no ya… sino… not only… but…;
confían no ya en clasificarse sino en llegar a la final they are not only confident of qualifying but also of reaching the final
interj
[indica asentimiento] right!; [indica comprensión] yes!;
¡ya! no me eches más leche that's enough milk, thanks!;
preparados, listos, ¡ya! ready, steady, go!, on your marks, get set, go!;
Irónico
¡ya, ya! sure!, yes, of course!
ya que loc conj
since;
ya que has venido, ayúdame con esto since you're here, give me a hand with this;
ya que te pones, podías hacer también la cena you could get dinner ready while you're at it;
ya que eres tan listo, dime… if you're so clever o since you're so smart, tell me…
* * *
ya
adv
1 already;
ya lo sé I know
2 (ahora mismo) now;
ya viene she’s coming now
3
:
¿lo puede hacer? - ¡ya lo creo!; can she do it ? – you bet!;
¡ya! incredulidad oh, yeah!, sure!; comprensión I know, I understand; asenso OK, sure; al terminar finished!, done!;
¡ah, ya! al acordarse oh, of course!
4 en frases negativas
:
ya no vive aquí he doesn’t live here any more, he no longer lives here;
ya no lo tengo I don’t have it any more, I no longer have it
5
:
ya que since, as
6
:
ya … ya … either … or …
* * *
ya adv
1) : already
ya terminó: she's finished already
2) : now, right now
¡hazlo ya!: do it now!
ya mismo: right away
3) : later, soon
ya iremos: we'll go later on
4) : no longer, anymore
ya no fuma: he no longer smokes
5) (used for emphasis)
¡ya lo sé!: I know!
ya lo creo: of course
6)
no ya : not only
no ya lloran sino gritan: they're not only crying but screaming
7)
ya que : now that, since
ya que sabe la verdad: now that she knows the truth
ya conj
ya . . . ya : whether . . . or, first . . . then
ya le gusta, ya no: first he likes it, then he doesn't
* * *
ya1 adv
1. (en general) already
ya lo he hecho I've already done it
¿ya te vas? are you going already?
2. (ahora) now
ya deben estar allí they must be there now
no grites, ya voy don't shout, I'm coming
3. (luego) later
ya veremos we'll see
ya lo haré I'll do it later
4. (uso enfático)
ya lo sé I know
ya entiendo I see
ya te lo dije I told you so
ya está that's it
ya no no longer / not any more
ya no vive aquí she no longer lives here / she doesn't live here any more
ya que since
ya que te has ofrecido since you offered
ya2 interj yes / of course

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.


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