Typa
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Typa

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction typa.
Reductions: "typa"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • typa = type + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • What typa food did they serve?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • What type of food did they serve?
Examples: "typa"
  • What typa food do you want to eat tonight?
  • (Meaning: What type of food do you want to eat tonight?)
  • She found this new typa hand cream at the store.
  • (Meaning: She found this new type of hand cream at the store.)
  • He found a new typa bug in the yard.
  • (Meaning: He found a new type of bug in the yard.)
  • What typa girls do you like?
  • (Meaning: What type of girls do you like?)
  • What typa things do you want to see in this city?
  • (Meaning: What type of things do you want to see in this city?)
From YOUR Teacher: Typa

Hey remember typa is not a real word in English. Typa is simply the way Americans often pronounce the word type of.
Note: Reductions

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