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American English Reduction "wancha"

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn "wancha" an American English reduction.
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Reductions: "wancha"

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • wancha = want + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • I wancha to do your homework.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • I want you to do your homework.
Examples: "wancha"
  • I wancha to leave me alone.
  • (Meaning: I want you to leave me alone.)
  • Does she wancha to go to the party?
  • (Meaning: Does she want you to go to the party?)
  • Does he wancha to pay for half of the cost?
  • (Meaning: Does he want you to pay for half of the cost?)
  • I wancha to come with me now.
  • (Meaning: I want you to come with me now.)
  • They wancha to pay with a credit card.
  • (Meaning: They want you to pay with a credit card.)
Fun Easy English Reductions Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Wancha

This is another reduction in English typically used by young people.
Note: Reductions

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


Big House - Walkin’ on Me

Big House is an American country music band based in Bakersfield, California. Grounded in the Bakersfield Sound, originally, the band consisted of Monty Byrom (lead vocals, guitar), David Neuhauser (guitar, keyboard), Chuck Seaton (guitar), Tanner Byrom (drums), Sonny California (harmonica), and Ron Mitchell (bass guitar). Under this lineup, Big House recorded two albums for MCA Nashville: 1997's Big House and 1998's Travelin' Kind. These two albums produced four chart singles on the Billboard country charts, including the No. 30 hit "Cold Outside."

This video is a good example of the usage of "wancha" English language reduction.

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Lyrics

You've been steppin' just bit out of line
And that's walkin' on me
Well don't you know you can't be right all the time
Without walkin' on me
I don't wancha, putcha walkin' shoes on
And head on out that door
'Cause you'll go out and stay all night long
Like too many nights before
Well I've tried everything I can, and I'll beg and plead
Then she tells me baby there ain't no need
Just say it again, does me no good
Baby won't you treat me baby like you know you should?
I'll say it again if I thought it would
Make you treat me baby like you know you should
You've been walkin', walkin' on me
Yeah, you've been walkin', honey, walkin' on me
Now we both know this ain't the first time around
You're still walkin' on me
You go out loud and come back in without a sound
Honey, walkin' on me
Well I don't wancha, putcha walkin' shoes on
And head on out that door
'Cause you'll go out and stay all night long
Like too many nights before
I've tried everything I can, and I'll beg and plead
Then she tells me baby there ain't no need
Say it again, does me no good
Baby, won't you treat me baby like you know you should?
I'll say it again if I thought it would
Make you treat me baby like you know you should
You've been walkin', walkin' on me
You know, you've been walkin', honey, walkin' on me
Yeah, you've been walkin'
Yeah, you've been walkin'
I've tried everything I can, and I'll beg and plead
Then she tells me baby now ain't no need
Say it again, does me no good
Baby, won't you treat me baby like you know you should?
I'll say it again if I thought it would
Make you treat me baby like you know you should
Say it again, does me no good
Won't you treat me baby like you know you should?
Say it again if I thought it would
Make you treat me baby like you know you could
Now won't you treat me baby like you know you should?
You've been walkin', walkin' on me
You know, you've been walkin', honey, walkin' on me
Yeah, you've been walkin'
Honey, you've been walkin'
Yeah, you've been walkin', walkin' on me
You know, you've been walkin', honey, walkin' on me
You know, you've been walkin', honey, walkin' on me
Know, you've been walkin', walkin' on me
 
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Taking a Vacation

JULIE: I just bought a ticket to New York City. I’m so excited to see the city!

SOPHIE: Good for you! Traveling is so much fun. I love discovering new places and new people. When are you leaving?

JULIE: Next week. I’m taking the red eye. It was cheaper. Hopefully, I’ll be able to sleep on the plane.

SOPHIE: I wish I could go with you! New York City is a magical place. You will have so much fun.

JULIE: I hope so. I’m going to visit my brother who lives there. I will stay for a week and then take the train down to Washington, D.C.

SOPHIE: That sounds like a great vacation. I’m looking forward to a week at the beach for my summer vacation. I just want to relax.
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  • Ticket can refer to many different types of transportation (metro, bus, train, plane, etc.). In general, you can guess the means of transportation by the context.
  • When discussing airplane travel, a red eye is a flight that leaves at night to arrive early the next morning. This is in reference to how red your eyes become when you don’t get a full night’s sleep.
Source: U.S. State Department
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