American English reductions are reduced forms of
This American English
reduction is formed when you combine and reduce
the following words.
doncha = don't + you
This American English reduction is used in the following
think that exam was hard?
This American English reduction has the following
think that exam was hard?
Please be quiet.)
wanna go to the game today?
Don't you want to go to the game today?)
think you should turn off the TV and study?
Don't you think you should turn off the television
think she is the sexiest girl in class?
Don't you think she is the sexiest girl in class?)
want to eat your dessert?
Don't you want to eat your dessert?)
This is an American English reduction which is used in a
variety of situations.
Remember the following:
Reductions are reduced forms of
Reductions, such as
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
Reductions are used extensively
in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in
conversations among native English speakers.
Reductions In Music and TV
The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha ft. Busta
The Pussycat Dolls are an American girl group and dance ensemble,
founded in Los Angeles, California, by choreographer Robin Antin in
1995 as a burlesque troupe. At the suggestion of Jimmy Iovine, Antin
decided to take the burlesque troupe mainstream as a pop group.
Antin negotiated a record deal with Interscope Geffen A&M Records in
2003 turning the group into a music franchise comprising Nicole
Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody
Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt. Their debut single, "Sway", was
featured on the soundtrack of the 2004 film Shall We Dance?
This video is a good example of the usage of "doncha",
"gimme", and "wanna" English language
to look up words you do not understand.
Ayo, what the fuck you think a record
'Bout Pussycat Dolls featurin' Busta Rhymes is gon'
Okay (Ahh), yeah (Ahh)
Oh, we about to get it
Just a lil' hot and sweaty in this motherfucker (Ooh,
Ladies, let's go (Uhh), soldiers, let's go (Dolls)
Let me talk to y'all and just, you know
Give you a little situation... listen (Fellas)
You see this shit get hot, every time I come through
When I step up in the spot (Are you ready?)
Make the place sizzle like a summertime cookout
Prowl for the best chick, yes, I'm on the lookout (Let's
Slow bangin' shorty like a belly dancer with it
Smell good, pretty skin, so gangsta with it (Ooh, baby)
No tricks, only diamonds under my sleeve Gimme the number, but
make sure you call before you leave
I know you like me (I know you like me)
I know you do (I know you do)
That's why whenever I come around, she's all over you
And I know you want it (I know you want it)
It's easy to see (It's easy to see)
And in the back of your mind
I know you should be fuckin' with me (Ahh) Doncha wish your
girlfriend was hot like me? Doncha wish your
girlfriend was a freak like me? Doncha?
Doncha? Doncha wish your
girlfriend was raw like me? Doncha wish your
girlfriend was fun like me? Doncha? (Ah-ah-ah)
Fight the feeling (Fight the feeling)
Leave it alone (Leave it alone)
'Cause if it ain't love
It just ain't enough to leave a happy home (Uh-uh,
Let's keep it friendly (Let's keep it friendly)
You have to play fair (You have to play fair, yeah)
See, I don't care
But I know, she ain't gon' wanna
share (Ah, ah-ah) Doncha wish your
girlfriend was hot like me? (Oh) Doncha wish your
girlfriend was a freak like me? (Like me) Doncha?
Doncha, baby? Doncha? Alright, sing Doncha wish your
girlfriend was raw like me? (Raw) Doncha wish your
girlfriend was fun like me? (Big fun) Doncha? (Ah-ah-ah)
(Okay, I see how it's goin' down
Seem like shorty wanna
little ménage pop off or somethin'
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who want additional conversation, listening, and reading
Conversation Lesson -
Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use.
Short situational dialogs for students of English as
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written conversation and a conversation notes
English conversation lessons. 30
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