yala

Alternative Spellings

yallah

Definitions

  • "let's go"

Example Sentences

  • "Yala, ready?" - my Israeli friend

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew, 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

Dictionaries

None

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