These three homonymous words have very different meanings, that’s why it’s easy to get the differences when it comes to read them in different contexts…but what about writing them properly? Try to avoid orthographic mistakes thanks to our advices and explications, which follow below.
Differences between valla, baya y vaya
The easiest to identify and, in reality, the least common. A berry (BAYA) is a fruit of the forest such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.
This word only has this meaning, so will be really easy to you when deciding if it takes ‘v’, ‘b’ o ‘y’.
A fence ( VALLA) is an object that serves to delimit a territory, usually, using stakes. It also has other meanings, such as obstacles in athletic careers or billboards.
It remains a simple word to identify and differentiate from the rest.
The berries (bayas) can be eaten while the fences do not.
If it’s not a fruit or an obstacle to avoid the step, it’s written with ‘v’ and with ‘y’. It’s lucky that ‘balla’ not exist.
Vaya may have many meanings. In most cases, it’s an interjection widely used in spanish, that’s why it’s convenient for you to know how to write it. There are various meanings
Vaya as an expression of surprise
This interaction is often used like a gesture of surprise, than can be nice or not. For example:
-¡Vaya! ¡Qué grande es tu coche! ( Wow! How big is your car!)
– Vaya, ahora se pone a llover… (Damn, it’s starting to rain!)
Vaya as superlative
This use is very common and used in the language of everyday. It’s clear, it have to be in front of a name or noun, like in the example below:
-Vaya sorpresa me habéis dado. ( Wow, what a surprise you gave me!)
-Vaya filete te vas a comer. ( Wow, what steak are you going to eat)
Vaya to signal an attitude
When vaya is accompanied by a nominal phrase and demonstrate that intention, it can be used as a sign of approval or denial with something that happens. it is usually accompanied by the preposition con, like for example:
-Vaya con los esos músicos, tocan muy bien. (Wow, those musicians play very well)
Vaya as verb
Vaya is also a verbal form. is the first and third person singular of the present subjunctive of the verb go.
To sum up…
Has it been clear to you? No? Remember this:
Baya is a fruit of the forest.
Valla is an object.
Vaya is everything else.
Balla not exist.
It’s easier now, is it?