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Is “Ja” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ja is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

Ja is a word with multiple meanings; it can be used as an adverb simply meaning "yes" or alternatively as a noun the word ja is a synonym of the Korean foot (a traditional unit of length equivalent to about 30.3cm).

According to the Scrabble dictionary, Ja is valid to be played and will score you 9 points in total. This is mainly thanks to the high-value J letter tile.

Ja can be extended to make words such as "Jar", "Jab", and "Jag" which are acceptable in Scrabble. A substitute two-letter J word for players is "Jo" which similarly is worth 9 points.

Definition of Ja


  • Yes


  • Synonym of Korean foot: a traditional unit of length equivalent to about 30.3 cm.

Definition from ja by Wiktionary, used under CC BY-SA 4.0.

The word Ja played on a Scrabble board
The word “Ja” played on a Scrabble board. Credit: Scrabble Checker.

How Many Points is Ja Worth?

Ja is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles J: 8, A: 1. Its points breakdown is as follows:

  • With no multipliers, Ja is worth 9 points.
  • On a double-word square, Ja is worth 18 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Ja is worth 27 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Ja”

Potential ways to expand “Ja” using a single letter include:

Words With “JA”

Words containing “JA” at the start, middle, or end include:

See our full list of words with “JA” for more suggestions.

More 2 Letter J Words

2-Letter J words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ja:

Check out our list of all 2 letter words with J.

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ja” in the context of Scrabble to discuss if it is valid, its points score, definition, extensions, similar words, and more.

We hope you find this information helpful for learning and discovering new words to play in Scrabble.

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Category: Scrabble Words

Last updated: 19 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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