Kinda
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Kinda

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction kinda.
Reductions: "kinda"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • kinda = kind + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • I kinda like eating at restaurants.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • I kind of like eating at restaurants.
Examples: "kinda"
  • That is the wrong kinda attitude.
  • (Meaning: That is the wrong kind of attitude.)
  • This restaurant is kinda expensive.
  • (Meaning: This restaurant is kind of expensive.)
  • Your hair style is kinda strange.
  • (Meaning: Your hair style is kind of strange.)
  • I think you are kinda cute.
  • (Meaning: I think you are kind of cute.)
  • He was kinda rude.
  • (Meaning: He was kind of rude.)
From YOUR Teacher: Kinda

Kinda is an American English reduction used often in casual conversations. This is often used as a one word answer to a question with the meaning of liking something but not totally. For example:

Howie: Did you like the food at this restaurant?
Sandy: Kinda. (means she liked it a little)
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as kinda 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.
 
Reduction Tips
Are You How You Talk?
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of American dialects.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Are You How You Talk?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of American dialects. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Improve Your Pronunciation by Training Your Ears
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your pronunciation and English language reductions. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English pronunciation tips. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Cool Stuff
Online Reference
Dictionary, Encyclopedia & more
Word:
by:
Confused?

Found a word you do not know?
1. Type the word
2. Click Look it up
Top Hits

Listen to American music while you study.
1. Click The ► button
2. Enjoy some great music
       
  Resources

These links contain many English learning resources. Some are for students, some are for teachers. If you find information not on Fun Easy English, please post a comment below, and I will make every effort to add it to the site. Thanks.
 
 
 
 
 
Site Links Site Content Contact My Other Sites
About
Site Map
Copyright
Classroom
Activities
Idioms
Alphabet
Surveys
About America
Pronunciation
Conversation
Slang
Alphabet Kids
Tests
Citizen America
Reductions
Videos
Vocabulary
Environment
Acronyms
Drive America
Grammar
Reading
Listening
Study
Portmanteau
Travel America
Email
Facebook
Twitter
Google
Howie Hayman
English Global Group
San Diego California Events
Tanegashima Japan
Japanese Language Culture Food
Akikos Kitchen
Shai Hayman