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Are you looking to improve your English
Would you like to sound more natural and
like a native speaker when you talk?
Well this video will help you to do
exactly that. In this lesson, I’m going to
teach you 10 English words that are
used very commonly in everyday
conversation. These are key to both
speaking fluently and sounding like a
native speaker when you talk. So what are
these ten words? They are gonna, wanna,
hafta and gotta, kinda, gimme, lemme,
cuz, shoulda coulda and woulda. I’ll
show you how to say all of these
correctly. There are important grammar
notes and bonus words at the end so make
sure to watch the full video. Now, a quick
note before we start: just remember that
these spellings are only for
understanding the pronunciation. When you
write, please do not write these
spellings. Write the full forms (like
going to). Alright so let’s start with the
first word – gonna. Gonna is a reduction of
going to and it’s used when we talk
about the future. Notice that it’s not
/’go.nə/. It’s pronounced /’gə.nə/. Here are
some sentences. Practice saying them
after me. I’m gonna buy a car. What are
you gonna eat? I think it’s gonna rain
soon. OK, let’s move on to number two –
‘wanna;. This is a reduction of want to. I
wanna see a movie tonight. Do you wanna
come with us? The children wanna
play outside. If the subject of a
sentence is he/she/it or any singular
noun, we add ‘s’ to the verb want and it
becomes wants to. This can be reduced to
wantsta. He wants to leave. She wants to
see you.
Number three is hafta. This is a
reduction of have to. We say hafta
because it’s easier to say that way. I
hafta go now. You hafta wait for me.
We hafta pay for the meal. If the
subject is he/she/it or a singular noun,
we use has to which is reduced to hasta.
He hasta do his homework. She hasta
work tomorrow. In English, have to and has
to can also be expressed as have got to
or has got to and they mean the same
thing. Got to can be reduced to gotta so
you can say I’ve gotta go now. You’ve
gotta wait for me. We’ve gotta pay for
the meal. He’s gotta do his homework.
She’s gotta work tomorrow. Let’s move on
to number four – kinda. This is kind of and
it means type of. There’s some kinda
problem with my phone. But it can also be
used to express something negative
politely. This movie is kinda boring.
She’s kinda rude. This room is kinda
Number five is gimme. This is a reduction
of give me. Could you gimme a ride home?
Gimme a second. I’ll be right with you.
Can you gimme change for 10 dollars?
A related word is lemme which is a
reduction of let me. Lemme help you with
that. Lemme know if you need anything.
Lemme get back to you on that. Let’s
move on to number seven – cuz. This is a
reduction of the word because. We missed
the train cuz we were late. Ben got
fired cuz he yelled at his boss. I’m
not gonna eat anything cuz I’m not
Next up is shoulda. This is basically
should have. You shoulda studied more
for your exam. I shoulda brought more
money. i shouldna quit my job. You
shouldna eaten that pizza.
Number nine is coulda which is a reduction
of could have. He coulda bought Jane
a birthday present. They coulda
called us before coming. I couldna
done it without your help.
She couldna called me because she
doesn’t have my number. And finally
number ten is woulda which is a reduction
of would have. If I had known it was
going to rain I woulda brought my
Liz woulda gotten the promotion if
she had worked harder.
I wouldna gotten so angry if you
had told me the truth. If you had been
driving more carefully you wouldna
had the accident. OK now that you’ve
practiced saying the words let’s look at
a couple of important grammar notes
relating to them. All of the forms that
you just learned are informal
expressions meaning that it’s not a good
idea to use them in formal situations
for example when you talk to your boss
at work or when you’re giving a speech
In those cases use the full forms. Also
you should never use these in writing
When you write use the correct spelling
going to, want to etc. But the good
news is that you can use these
reductions in all other speaking
situations and they will help you to
sound more like a native speaker of
English. Grammar point number two relates
to gonna. In the sentence I’m gonna buy a
car notice that there is a main verb –
that is an action – buy. So going to or
gonna just acts as a helping verb to
show that we are talking about the
future. But have a look at these
sentences – I’m going to California next
week. Are you going to the party on
Saturday? In both of these sentences
going is the main verb.



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