American English Reductions Introduction

American English Reductions Introduction

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words. You need to use reductions when you speak English in order to sound more natural.

What are reductions?

Reductions are reduced forms of English words.

Reductions, such as gonna, are not real words in English.

You need to use reductions in order to sound more natural.

You need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers.

Why should you learn reductions?

Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.

American English reductions are usually not taught in English language schools around the world.

Watch the reductions introduction comedy video and then click on a lesson below to begin learning individual American English reductions.

 

Reductions

Going to try (gunna try)
I’m gunna try to finish this book.

Want to eat (wanna eat)
Do you wanna eat at seven o’clock?

Have to start(hafta start)
I hafta start a diet tomorrow.

Has to try (hasta try)
He hasta try harder.

Got to leave (gotta leave)
I gotta leave in fifteen minutes.

Ought to believe (oughta believe)
She oughta believe what he is saying.

Out of bed (outa bed)
I got outa bed when I heard the alarm clock.

Did you go (Didja go)
Didja go to the store?

Would he help (Woody help)
Woody help me move the furniture?

Won’t you play (Woncha play)
Woncha play one more song on the piano?

Didn’t you know (Didincha know)
Didincha know that she was coming home tomorrow?

Is he (Izzy)
Izzy the one that called?

What do you want (Whadaya_want)

Give it to me (GividaMe)
Gividame right away.

 

Reference:

American English Reductions Introduction

 

Kim C. Jin

Kim C. Jin

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