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 Introduction Video
Reductions - what + is + word
whassup - what is up
whatser - what is her
whatsiz - what is his
Reductions - word + me
gimme - give me
lemme let me
Reductions - word + you
betcha - bet you
doncha - don't you
getcha - get you
gotcha - got you
howarya - how are you
howdya - how do you
howjya - how did you
howujya - how would you
jya - did you
whaddaya - what are you
whaddaya - what do you
wancha - want you
whajya - what did you
whenjya - when did you
wherjya - where did you
whojya - who did you
woujya - would you
Reductions - word + have
coulda - could have
mighta - might have
musta - must have
shoulda - should have
woulda - would have
Reductions - word + to
gonna - going to
gotta - got to
hafta - have to
hasta - has to
oughta - ought to
wanna - want to
Reductions - word + of
frunna - front of
kinda - kind of
kindsa - kinds of
lotsa - lots of
lotta - lot of
outta - out of
sorta - sort of
typa - type of
Reductions - do + not + know
donno - do not know
dunno - do not know
Reductions - did + you + word
jeet - did you eat
jev - did you have
jever - did you ever
 
 
 
 
 
 
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