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American English Reduction "dunno"

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

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • dunno = do + not + know
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • I really dunno the answer to the question.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • I really do not know the answer to the question.
Examples: "dunno"
  • I dunno what you are talking about.
  • (Meaning: I do not know what you are talking about.)
  • I dunno if this is the correct way to do this.
  • (Meaning: I do not know if this is the correct way to do this.)
  • I dunno if you realize what you said.
  • (Meaning: I do not know if you realize what you said.)
  • I dunno if she wants to go out on a date.
  • (Meaning: I do not know if she wants to go out on a date.)
  • I dunno if this is going to work.
  • (Meaning: I do not know if this is going to work.)
Fun Easy English Reductions Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Dunno and Donno

English language reductions for do not know can be spelled like dunno and also like donno which is introduced in another lesson.
Note: Reductions

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