Whaddaya
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Whaddaya

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction whaddaya.
Reductions: "whaddaya"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • whaddaya = what + are + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Whaddaya doing tonight?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • What are you doing tonight?
Examples: "whaddaya"
  • Whaddaya planning to take in college?
  • (Meaning: What are you planning to take in college?)
  • Whaddaya thinking right now?
  • (Meaning: What are you thinking right now?)
  • Whaddaya going to do tomorrow?
  • (Meaning: What are you going to do tomorrow?)
  • Whaddaya planning to do with your girlfriend this weekend?
  • (Meaning: What are you planning to do with your girlfriend this weekend?)
  • Whaddaya going to paint?
  • (Meaning: What are you going to paint?)
From YOUR Teacher: New York Accent

This English language reduction is used often especially in places like New York. If you travel to New York you might listen to a native English speaker shout out "Hey, whaddaya doing" to someone if they are angry.
Note: Reductions

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