Wherjya
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Wherjya

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction wherjya.
Reductions: "wherjya"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • wherjya = where + did + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Wherjya go today?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Where did you go today?
Examples: "wherjya"
  • Wherjya buy that beautiful shirt?
  • (Meaning: Where did you buy that beautiful shirt?)
  • Wherjya find you cat?
  • (Meaning: Where did you find you cat?)
  • Wherjya travel to last year?
  • (Meaning: Where did you travel to last year?)
  • Wherjya meet your girlfriend?
  • (Meaning: Where did you meet your girlfriend?)
  • Wherjya read that?
  • (Meaning: Where did you read that?)
From YOUR Teacher: Wherjya

Wherjya is an American English reduction often used in casual conversations.
Note: Reductions

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