Howdya
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Howdya

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction howdya.
Reductions: "howdya"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • howdya = how + do + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Howdya make delicious sushi?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • How do you make delicious sushi?
Examples: "howdya"
  • Howdya get to the bus station?
  • (Meaning: What are the directions to the bus station?)
  • Howdya find time to read every night?
  • (Meaning: How do find time to read every night?)
  • Howdya play tennis?
  • (Meaning: What are the rules or method for playing tennis?)
  • Howdya find all these nice rocks?
  • (Meaning: What method did you use to find all these nice rocks?)
  • Howdya know is a storm is coming?
  • (Meaning: What method do you use to know if a storm is coming?)
From YOUR Teacher: Howdya

This reduction is used quite often among native English speakers especially when asking for instructions about the way to do something.
Howdya do this?
Note: Reductions

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