Fun Easy English Classroom September 13


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American English Reduction "lotta"

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

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • lotta = lot + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • There was a lotta food at the buffet.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • There was a lot of food at the buffet.
Examples: "lotta"
  • A lotta thought went into this decision.
  • (Meaning: A lot of thought went into this decision.)
  • Are you planning to join a lotta tours while you are on vacation?
  • (Meaning: Are you planning to join a lot of tours while you are on vacation?)
  • Do you want to see a lotta birds at the park today?
  • (Meaning: Do you want to see a lot of birds at the park today?)
  • You certainly bought a lotta wine today.
  • (Meaning: You certainly bought a lot of wine today.)
  • That certainly was a lotta of fun.
  • (Meaning: That certainly was a lot of of fun.)
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From YOUR Teacher: Lotta

Probably the most famous usage of this American English reduction is in the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love" which repeats this term over and over. The song also uses the reduction "gonna" numerous times.
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as lotta 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.
Video: Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" with Lyrics
Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" with Lyrics - Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music. Use a dictionary to look up words you do not understand.
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