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American English Reductions - Gimme

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction gimme.
Reductions: "gimme"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • gimme = give + me
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Please gimme the book.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Please give me the book.
Examples: "gimme"
  • Gimme a good reason to invite you to the party.
  • (Meaning: Give me a good reason to invite you to the party.)
  • Gimme more of the fried potatoes.
  • (Meaning: Give me more of the friend potatoes.)
  • Gimme a lot of the sauce.
  • (Meaning: Give me a lot of the sauce.)
  • Gimme your thoughts about my new girlfriend.
  • (Meaning: Tell me what you think about my new girlfriend.)
  • Gimme your love.
  • (Meaning: Give me your love.)
From YOUR Teacher: Gimme

This reduction is used a lot especially with kids in America.
Gimme the football.
Can you gimme something to eat now?
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as gimme 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.
  • Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
 
Reductions in Music and TV
From YOUR Teacher: Enjoy Reductions

Hi again. What could be more fun than learning English language reductions from your favorite songs and TV shows? Listen to the way English speakers use reductions in the following videos. Enjoy.


Britney Spears - Gimme More

Songwriters: James David Washington / Keri Lynn Hilson / Floyd Hills / Marcella Araica
Gimme More lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she appeared in stage productions and television series, before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first two studio albums, ...Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!... I Did It Again (2000), were global successes and made her the best-selling teenage artist of all-time. Referred to as the "Princess of Pop", Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

This video is a good example of the usage of "gimme", and "gonna" English language reductions.

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Lyrics

Every time they turn the lights down
Just want to go that extra mile for you
You public display of affection
Feels like no one else in the room (but you)
We can get down like there's no one around
We'll keep on rockin' (We'll keep on rockin')
We'll keep on rockin' (Keep on rockin')
Cameras are flashin' while we're dirty dancin'
They keep watching (They keep watching)
Keep watching
Feels like the crowd is saying
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
A center of attention (Can you feel them?)
Even when we're up against the wall
You've got me in a crazy position (yeah)
If you're on a mission (uh-uh)
You got my permission (oh)
We can get down like there's no one around
We'll keep on rockin' (Keep on rockin')
We'll keep on rockin', rockin' (Oh ah ha)
Cameras are flashin' while we're dirty dancin'
They keep watching (They keep watching)
Keep watching
Feel's like the crowd is saying:
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More (Gimme more)
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More (Oh woah oh!)
Gimme, Gimme more
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme more (Gimme more, yeah)
Gimme, More
Gimme, Gimme, More
Give me more, give me more
Give me more, give me more babe (Danja Danja, Danj)
I just want more!
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme, Gimme
Gimme,
Gimme, Gimme
Bet you didn't see this one comin
The incredible ligo
The legendary Ms. Britney Spears
And the unstoppable Danja
You're gonna have to remove me
Cause I ain't goin nowhere
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