Howjya
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Howjya

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction howjya.
Reductions: "howjya"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • howjya = how + did + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Howjya get the money for school?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • How did you get the money for school?
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • howjya = how + did + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Howjya get the money for school?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • How did you get the money for school?
Examples: "howjya"
  • Howjya like the game last night?
  • (Meaning: What did you think of the game last night?)
  • Howjya make all this money?
  • (Meaning: What method did you use to make all this money?)
  • Howjya find all these discounts?
  • (Meaning: What method did you use to find all these inexpensive items?)
  • Howjya get such a sexy girlfriend?
  • (Meaning: How were you able to obtain a really sexy girlfriend?)
  • Howjya pay off the loan on your house already?
  • (Meaning: What method did you use to quickly pay the entire balance of your home loan?)
From YOUR Teacher: Howjya

This reduction is used quite often among native English speakers especially when asking about a specific topic. Example: Howjya like the movie last night?
Note: Reductions

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