Informal Contractions in English - Free Spoken English lesson to speak fluent English
Since the word contract means to squeeze together so the word contraction means to shorten two words together by placing apostrophe or by omitting some letters. Informal contractions are short forms of other words that people use when speaking casually. They are not exactly slang, but they are a little like slang.
Please remember that these are informal contractions. That means that we do not use them in "correct" speech, and we almost never use them in writing.
Also note that, unlike normal contractions, we do not usually use apostrophes (') with informal contractions when written.
Listed below are some common informal contractions, with example sentences.
1) Wanna – Want to
Do you wanna dance?
2) Gimme – Give me
Will ya gimme some money?
3) Gonna – Going to
I’m not gonna tell ya.
4) Gotta – have got a
I’hv gotta gun.
5) Kinda – Kind of
She’s kinda hot.
6) Whatcha – What are you doing ?
Whatcha you doing for this Christmas?
7) Ya – You
I love ya
gimme = give me
Gimme your money.
Don't gimme that rubbish.
Can you gimme a hand?
gonna = going to
Nothing's gonna change my love for you.
I'm not gonna tell you.
What are you gonna do?
gotta = (have) got to
I've gotta go now.
I gotta go now.
We haven't gotta do that.
Have they gotta work?
kinda = kind of
She's kinda cute.
wanna = want to
I wanna go home.
wanna = want a
I wanna coffee.
whatcha = what are you
Whatcha going to do?
ya = you
Who saw ya?
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