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American English Reduction "howujya"

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

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • howujya = how + would + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Howujya get the answer to this problem.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • How would you get the answer to this problem.
Examples: "howujya"
  • Howujya like to go to the movies?
  • (Meaning: Would you like to go to the movies together?)
  • Howujya go to the store?
  • (Meaning: Which directions would you use to go to the store?)
  • Howujya make the sauce taste better?
  • (Meaning: What method would you use to make the sauce taste better?)
  • Howujya like to go out on a date?
  • (Meaning: Would you like to go out and do something together?)
  • Howujya like to get smashed in the face?
  • (Meaning: Would you like to be smashed in the face?)
Fun Easy English Reductions Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Howujya

This reduction is used quite often among native English speakers especially when asking someone to do something.

Howujya like to go hiking in the mountains today?
Note: Reductions

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


Krezip - How Would You Feel

Krezip is a Dutch band from Tilburg, formed in 1997. It was notable for the band members' young ages during their original break through. The band has had several successful albums and singles in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. The origin of their name remains unclear, though a popular explanation is that the name is an anagram of "perzik", the Dutch word for "peach". In 2008 Krezips breakthrough single I Would Stay was given a one-time-only people's choice based award for 'all-time best Dutch single', by Dutch national radio station 3FM.

This video is a good example of the usage of "howujya" English language reductions.

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Lyrics

I’m driving
On a lonely road
I’m not driving home
And I miss you so
I’m tired
Of heading north
My hearts at war
Cause I miss you so
Ooh ooh ooh
There’s so much going on
And everything is always moving on
Howujya feel
If I come home now
Cause I need you now love
Oh I need you now
And on and on I miss you
How would it be
If I come home now
Cause I need you now love
Oh I need you now
And on and on
I need you now
What if
When I’m old and wise
We’re at peaceful times
And I realize
All these golden
Days we had
No they won’t come back
What if I realize that
Howujya feel
If I come home now
Cause I need you now love
Oh I need you now
And on and on I miss you
How would it be
If I come home now
Cause I need you now love
Oh I need you now
And on and on
I miss you
On and on and on
I miss you
On and on and on
I need you now
I’m driving on a lonely road
I’m not driving home
And I miss you so
Howujya feel
If I come home now
Cause I need you now love
Oh I need you now
And on and on I miss you
How would it be
If come home now
Cause I need you now love
Oh I need you now
And on and on
I miss you
On and on and on
I miss you
On and on and on
I need you now
 
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Brother: Come on! It’s time to go!

Sister: Wait a minute! Just hold your horses! What’s your hurry, anyway?

Brother: Well, I’ve got to stop and get gas in the car, first.

Sister: That won’t take long.

Brother: Well, it won’t if there’s no line at the pump.

Sister: Well, I’m not quite ready.

Brother: I’ll give you five more minutes, then I’m going on without you!

Sister: You wouldn’t do a thing like that!

Brother: Oh, yes I would!
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  • not quite ready
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