Fun Easy English Classroom March 13


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English reduction
American English Reduction "wanna"

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

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • wanna = want + to
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • I really wanna find a better job.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • I really want to find a better job.
Examples: "wanna" (reading and reductions)
  • Do you wanna hang out together today?
  • (Meaning: Do you want to do something together today?)
  • Does she wanna move to San Diego, California?
  • (Meaning: Does she want to move to San Diego, California?)
  • Does he wanna go to the game today?
  • (Meaning: Does he want to go to the game today?)
  • I really wanna ask her out on a date.
  • (Meaning: I really want to ask her out on a date.)
  • We wanna go with you.
  • (Meaning: We want to go with you.)
From YOUR Teacher: Wanna and Kids

Travel to America and visit a playground for kids. You will be able to listen to the reduction "wanna" over and over.

I wanna eat some snacks.
I wanna play longer.
I don't wanna go home.
Video: Britney Spears - I Wanna Go
Britney Spears - I Wanna Go - This is a song from the famous Britney Spears. The English language reduction "wanna" is used over and over and over and over again. Use a dictionary to look up words you do not understand.
Note: Reductions

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