yala

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • interj. "Let's go."

Example Sentences

  • "Yala, ready?" - my Israeli friend

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic

Etymology

  • Colloquial Arabic يَلا yallah 'let's go!', abbreviated from Classical Arabic يا ألله ya allah 'O God!', Modern Heb יאללה

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      yallah

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