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Reductions: "getcha"

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • getcha = get + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • I'm planning to getcha some new clothes.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • I'm planning to get you some new clothes.
Examples: "getcha"
  • She is going to getcha another drink.
  • (Meaning: She is going to get you another drink.)
  • He is planning to getcha a new car.
  • (Meaning: He is planning to get you a new car.)
  • He already decided to getcha more money.
  • (Meaning: He already decided to get you more money.)
  • She is going to getcha drunk again.
  • (Meaning: She is going to get you drunk, or intoxicated, again.)
  • I really want to getcha into this club.
  • (Meaning: I really want to get you into this club.)
From YOUR Teacher: Getcha

This American English reduction is used often in television, movies, and everyday conversations among native English speakers.
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as getcha 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.
Reductions In Music and TV


Nelly - Getcha Getcha

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.[3] (born November 2, 1974),[3] better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the featured title-track and the single "Ride wit Me" were top ten hits. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States.[4] His following album, Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" (featuring Kelly Rowland). Other singles included "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Air Force Ones" (featuring Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics), "Pimp Juice" and "#1".

This video is a good example of the usage of "getcha", and "gonna" English language reductions.

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Lyrics

See the band played on
(Getcha, getcha, getcha, I better getcha)
And they was singin my song
(Getcha, getcha, getcha, gonna getcha, right?)
(Repeat x4)
Watch the band play on
I got them folks on the left, man they going like (HO!)
I got them folks on the right, and they be screaming like (HEY!)
I got them folks in the back, man they be yelling like (HO!)
I got them folks down front, waving they hands like (HEY!)
What we gonna do about the middle, man? (HO!)
They get it swinging, juke jumping, a little man (HEY!)
I'm from the middle man, watch dirty entertain (HO!)
Capacity ten thousand, we packed the whole thing (HEY!)
To get the spot leaning That's what we trying for
We all we got, that's why we rhyme so
I feel we the best, no sense in lying, though
Now, all together, watch the crowd go
I'm just a dirty from the Lou, I got a whole lot of (HO!)
Smoking on some shit from a barn they call (HEY!)
I don't pay for no pussy, I try to stay away from (HO!)
If I do pay for something, you know what I'm on
I get a hundred-fifty thou' to make the crowd go (HO!)
I might fly by you in that Diablo (HEY!)
I'm leaving St. Louis, smashing that throttle (HO!)
In three hours flat, I hit Chicago (HEY!)
Black stacks and 'Lacs, it's what I earned so far (HO!)
This copycatting thing is going too far (HEY!)
Cheefing, reefing, no more burning the 'gar (HO!)
Sipping Pinot Bridgio while I'm churching at bars (HEY!)
Derrty ENT screaming at our show (HO!)
I'm catching to freak something to die for (HEY!)
I stick twenty, twenty-four, that's how high I go (HO!)
And smoke like a chimney, puffing that hydro (HEY!)
Now, every time I'm up on that stage, somebody screaming (HO!)
Every time that my back is turned, somebody saying (HEY!)
When I'm up in the club, it's so easy to get a (HO!)
But I'd rather get a young lady that's cool with the...
I'm sick of wannabe gangsters that be pretending they not a (HO!)
Talking behind your back, but when they see you they like (HEY!)
I don't pay no attention, I'm only there to steal your (HO!)
And I ain't got to like your ass, I'll still smoke your (HEY!)
No music, no weed, what should we ride for? (HO!)
We roll with them Twista like we Chicago (HEY!)
Shout out to OPEC rolls up the five four (HO!)
The streets of St. Louis call it survival (HEY!)
Your game ain't tight, no you ain't pimping kin (HO!)
You see the Cutlass Supreme I'm sitting in? (HEY!)
Lime green chinchilla, ooh that's a different skin (HO!)
Where I'm from, we wear blue and gold like we Michigan (HEY!)
I know you a lady, but tonight, can you be a (HO!)
Is that your man chasing you down, behind you yelling (HEY!)
He cussing like a motherfucker, calling her a (HO!)
She asking me what she should do, I just look like...
Watch the band play on


Salt-N-Pepa - Shoop

Salt-N-Pepa (also stylized as Salt 'N' Pepa, Salt 'N Pepa) are an American hip-hop/rap trio from New York City, New York. The group, consisting of Cheryl James ("Salt"), Sandra Denton ("Pepa") and originally Latoya Hanson (also known as Latoya Pamela Greene), who was replaced in 1987 by Deidra Roper ("DJ Spinderella"), was formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-female rap groups. The group won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

This video is a good example of the usage of "getcha", "wanna", "kinda", and "betcha" English language reductions.

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Lyrics

Hey, yeah, I wanna shoop, baby
Ooh, how you doin', baby?
No, not you
You, the bow-legged one, yeah
What's your name?
Damn, that sounds sexy uh
Here I go, here I go, here I go again (again?)
Girls, what's my weakness? (Men!)
Ok then, chillin', chillin'
Mindin' my business (word)
Yo, Salt, I looked around, and I couldn't believe this
I swear, I stared, my niece my witness
The brother had it goin' on with somethin' kinda, uh
Wicked, wicked (ooh) had to kick it
I'm not shy so I asked for the digits
A ho? No, that don't make me
See what I want slip slide to it swifty
Felt it in my hips so I dipped back to my bag of tricks
Then I flipped for a tip, make me wanna do tricks for him
Lick him like a lollipop should be licked
Came to my senses and I chilled for a bit
Don't know how you do the voodoo that you do
So well it's a spell, hell, makes me wanna shoop shoop shoop
Shoop shoop ba-doops shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop
Ba-doop shoop ba-doop shoop
Ba-doop shoop ba-doop, ba-doop, ba-doop
Umm, you're packed and you're stacked 'specially in the back
Brother, wanna thank your mother for a butt like that (thanks, Mom)
Can I get some fries with that shake-shake boobie?
If looks could kill you would be an uzi
You're a shotgun, bang! What's up with that thang?
I wanna know how does it hang?
Straight up, wait up, hold up, Mr. Lover
Like Prince said you're a sexy mutha well-a
I like 'em real wild, b-boy style by the mile
Smooth black skin with a smile
Bright as the sun, I wanna have some fun
Come and give me some of that yum-yum
Chocolate chip, honey dip, can I get a scoop?
Baby, take a ride in my coupe, you make me wanna
Shoop shoop ba-doop (Baby, hey)
Ba-doop, ba-doop, ba-doop, ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop ba-doop
(Don't you know I wanna shoop, baby)
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop
Ba-doop shoop, ba-doop, ba-doop
Ba-doop shoop, ba-doop, shoop
Ba-doop shoop, ba-doop, ba-doop, ba-doop
Well let me bring you back to the subject
Pep's on the set
Make you get hot, make you work up a sweat
When you skip-to-my-lou, my darling
Not falling in love but I'm falling for your (super sperm)
When I get ya betcha bottom dollar you were best under pressure
(Yo, Sandy, I wanna like, taste you)
Getcha getcha lips wet 'cause it's time to have Pep
On your mark, get set, go, let me go, let me shoop
To the next man in the three-piece suit
I spend all my dough, ray me cutie
Shoop shoop a-doobie like Scoobie Doobie Doo
I love you in your big jeans, you give me nice dreams
You make me wanna scream, ooh ooh ooh
I like what ya do, when you do
What ya do, you make me wanna shoop
Shoop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop
Ba-doop shoop ba-doop shoop
Ba-doop shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop
(Oh, my goodness, girl, look at him
He's the cutest brother in here
And he's comin' this way! Ooh!)
S and the P wanna kick with me, cool (uh-huh)
But I'm wicked, G, (yeah) hit skins but never quickly (that's right)
I hit the skins for the hell of it, just for the yell I get
Mmm mmm mmm, for the smell of it (smell it)
They want my bod, here's the hot rod (hot rod)
Twelve inches to a yard (damn) and have ya soundin' like a retard (yeah)
Big 'Twan Love-Her, six-two, wanna hit you
So what you wanna do? What you wanna do? Mmmm, I wanna shoop
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop (Oh you make me wanna)
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop (hey yeah I wanna shoop baby)
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop (Oh you make me wanna)
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop (hey yeah I wanna shoop baby)
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop (oh, you make me wanna)
Shoop shoop ba-doop shoop ba-doop (hey yeah, I wanna shoop you baby)
Shoop ba-doop ba-doop, ba-doop
 
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Debbie: I give up! I simply can’t learn French!

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Debbie: No, I’m not. I try and try and I still can’t speak it very well.

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Debbie: Good idea. That just might help.
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  • Meaning is stop trying; abandon effort.
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  • Meaning is absolutely, completely, clearly.
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