When to use 'ja'......
Sometimes a 'ja' gets thrown into a German sentence. Can anyone tell me how to use it and what it means? Danke!
It is used in a similar way to "you know":
Morgen gehe ich ja ins Kino.
Tomorrow I'm going to the movies you know.
It often identifies statements that are actually already known.
In addition, as mentioned in other comments, the word appears in sentences that are intended to highlight a particular statement. For example, in
Das ist ja toll!
In this sentence, by the way, the emphasis is on "Das". Depending on the situation, this sentence construction can even express surprise: