Jya
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Jya

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction jya.
Reductions: "jya"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • jya = did + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Jya go to class today?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Did you go to class today?
Examples: "jya"
  • Jya like the movie?
  • (Meaning: Did you like the movie?)
  • Jya go to work today?
  • (Meaning: Did you go to work today?)
  • Jya purchase that new car yet?
  • (Meaning: Did you purchase that new car yet?)
  • Jya meet your girlfriend last night?
  • (Meaning: Did you meet your girlfriend last night?)
  • Jya finish all that food?
  • (Meaning: Did you finish all that food?)
From YOUR Teacher: Jya

This English language reduction is used often among native English speakers in America especially among young people.
Note: Reductions

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