We have already learnt six different uses of "YA". Depending on the context "YA" also could mean:
2. To indicate that a desire has been pleased:
3. To indicate emphasis:
4. To express agreement or incredulity (with an ironic tone):
- Agreement: Ya, es muy inteligente pero no es una buena persona. I agree,
she is very clever but she is not a good person.
A: Estoy seguro de que aprobarás el examen. B: Ya pero es
A: I'm sure you will pass the exam. B: Yes, but it's difficult.
- Incredulity: Ya, ya, y mi perro sabe volar. Sure, sure, and my dog can fly.
Let's remember the other six uses we've already learnt with some examples:
1. Now: Ya está aquí. (She's here now)
2. Already: Ya he pagado la cuenta. (I've already paid the bill)
3. Right now: ¡Lávate las manos ya! (Wash your hands right now!)
4. Later: Ya vendrás a pedirme ayuda. (You'll come to ask me for help)
5. To offer reassurance: Ya conseguirás un trabajo. (You'll get a job)
6. Anymore, still, especially in negative sentence: Ella ya no me quiere. (She doesn't love me anymore)