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American English Reduction "jya"

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

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • jya = did + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Jya go to class today?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Did you go to class today?
Examples: "jya"
  • Jya like the movie?
  • (Meaning: Did you like the movie?)
  • Jya go to work today?
  • (Meaning: Did you go to work today?)
  • Jya purchase that new car yet?
  • (Meaning: Did you purchase that new car yet?)
  • Jya meet your girlfriend last night?
  • (Meaning: Did you meet your girlfriend last night?)
  • Jya finish all that food?
  • (Meaning: Did you finish all that food?)
Fun Easy English Reductions Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Jya

This English language reduction is used often among native English speakers in America especially among young people.
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as jya 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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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Advanced Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 8 - Coincidences
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Coincidences

MEG: Well, hello there, Julia! Long time no see!

JULIA: Meg! Hi! What a coincidence! I haven’t seen you in ages! What are you doing here?

MEG: I just got a new job in the city, so I’m shopping for some clothes. Hey, what do you think of this shirt?

JULIA: Hmmm … well, you know how much I love blue. See? I’ve got the same shirt!

MEG: You always did have good taste! What a small world.
Conversation Notes
  • Well, hello there … Notice the emphasis on “hello,” which shows that Meg did not expect to see Julia.
  • Long time, no see! This is a common expression used to say hello to someone you haven’t seen in a long time.
  • What a ___! This exclamation shows a great degree of surprise, joy, disappointment, etc. (What a surprise to see you here! What a joy to have you with us! What a shame that you have to leave so soon! What a wonderful idea that is!)
  • You always did have good taste! Notice the stress on “did,” which Meg uses to emphasize the fact that Julia DOES have good taste! Meg says it in a joking way because Julia likes the same thing that she does.
  • What a small world is a common expression used to describe a chance meeting or other such coincidence.
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

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Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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