All Ears English Podcast

Americans love to use English slang. Would you like to sound more American when you speak English?

Today we talk about four common slang combinations you can use to sound more like a native!

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As with other people and languages, Americans tend to bridge words and speak quickly.  This can have the effect of shortening and even creating entirely new words.


Here are four slang combination-words that you are likely to hear when around Americans:

  • wanna (want to): “I wanna go out tonight.”
  • shoulda (should have): “I shoulda told the truth.”
  • gonna (going to): “He’s gonna go to a movie later.”
  • gotta (got to): “She says she’s gotta work.”

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Category:All Ears English -- posted at: 1:00am EST