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You should know about Reductions in English speaking

Are you looking to improve your spoken English and sound more native? You need to be using reductions!

Reductions are words like “gonna” which are not real words but are used in TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.

Try these 3 common reductions in your next English conversation:

Note: these are not used in written English, only in spoken English.

 

And = n

In spoken English the word “and” is often reduced to the sound , n….

I would to visit both Norway n Sweden.

I really enjoy coffee n cookies.

You need to learn to read n write.

You = ya

Do ya like Korean food?

Do ya wanna come over tonight?

Are ya gonna work today?

(Notice there is also…Wanna=Want to and Gonna=Going to)

Wants to = wantsta

He wantsta go out.

She wantsta start English lessons.

Molly wantsta travel this summer.

 

So next time you’re speaking English, try to use these and lemme how it goes! 😉 (lemme=let me)

Camille Hanson

Camille Hanson

Hi friends! I'm Camille. I create engaging American English content for ESL people around the world. When I am not creating videos, books or blogs, you will probably find me in a cafe somewhere around the world, studying my next target language or at home cooking up food for my family of five. Stick around, read some posts and learn some English tips :) Tchau, ciao! ~Camille
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