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American English Reduction "howarya"

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

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • howarya = how + are + you
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Howarya doing today?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • How are you doing today?
Examples: "howarya" (reading and reductions)
  • Howarya feeling today?
  • (Meaning: Are you feeling good or bad?)
  • Howarya traveling today?
  • (Meaning: What method are you using to travel?....airplane, car, bus)
  • Howarya dressing today?
  • (Meaning: What clothes are you going to wear?....warm or cool season clothes....casual or formal)
  • Howarya paying today?
  • (Meaning: What method of payment are you going to use....check, credit card, cash)
  • Howarya cooking today?
  • (Meaning: What method of cooking are you planning to use....baking, frying, boiling)
Fun Easy English Reductions Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Howarya

This reduction is used quite often among native English speakers especially when greeting each other.
Howarya doing?
Note: Reductions

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


Frank Sinatra, Keely Smith - How Are Ya' Fixed For Love?

Francis Albert Sinatra (/sɪˈnɑːtrə/; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

Dorothy Jacqueline Keely (March 9, 1928 – December 16, 2017), better known as Keely Smith, was an iconic American jazz and popular music singer, who performed and recorded extensively in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo artist.

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

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Lyrics

Howarya fixed for moonlight?
Howarya fixed for stars?
Howarya fixed for kissin'?
While we listen to soft guitars?
Howarya fixed for someone to watch the rain with?
To stroll down the line with?
For someone to just go a little insane with?
Howarya fixed for memories?
Memories that shine so bright?
If we let fancy take us
We could make us a few tonight
Howarya fixed for someone who'll fit your arms like a glove?
Hey, tell me baby, howarya fixed for love?
Howarya fixed for kissin' while we dig those wild guitars?
Howarya fixed for someone to sit and tan with?
To worry and plan with?
For someone to dine right from out of a can with?
Howarya fixed for memories, memories that glow so bright?
Ooh, if we let cupid rack us, we could knock us a few tonight
Howarya fixed for someone who'll fit your arms like a glove?
Hey tell me baby howarya fixed for?
Hey tell me baby howarya fixed for?
Hey tell me baby howarya fixed for love?
 
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Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Academy Awards

Janice: Did you see the Academy Awards program last night on TV?

Rob: I watched for awhile; then I had to go to bed.

Janice: You missed a good show. I didn’t agree with the selection for best picture, though.

Rob: I guess I missed that part. What happened?

Janice: Oh, they chose some picture that was so avant garde that no one understands it.

Rob: Well, I don’t go to the movies very often. You know me. I prefer more active type things.

Janice: Too bad. I really wanted to discuss it with someone.
Conversation Notes
  • Academy Awards
  • awards in the film industry given annually for the best movie, best actor, best director, etc. The awards, small statues, are called Oscars
  • avant garde
  • in the arts, having to do with creative ideas, methods, designs, etc., that are ahead of all others
Source: U.S. State Department
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