Kindsa
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Kindsa

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction kindsa.
Reductions: "kindsa"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • kindsa = kinds + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • What kindsa food do you usually eat at restaurants?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • What kinds of food do you usually eat at restaurants?
Examples: "kindsa"
  • What kindsa things did you do when you visited India?
  • (Meaning: What kinds of things did you do when you visited India??)
  • She likes all kindsa chocolate.
  • (Meaning: She likes all kinds of chocolate.)
  • He said all kindsa mean things.
  • (Meaning: He said all kinds of mean things.)
  • What kindsa sushi do you like?
  • (Meaning: What kinds of sushi do you like?)
  • Eating all kindsa seaweed is good for you.
  • (Meaning: Eating all kinds of seaweed is good for you.)
From YOUR Teacher: Kindsa

This reduction is probably not used as often as some of the others but you will still notice it in conversations among native American speakers.
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as kindsa 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.
 
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