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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Smile gotcha

    hello

    what's the meaning of '' got cha''


    so thanks

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    #2

    Re: gotcha

    It's the phonetic spelling of how we would pronounce "got ya", because 'you' in many colloquial cases is 'ya' (got ya = I got you)

    'Gotcha' can be a few different things, like playing with a small baby, and grabbing onto them 'gotcha!' or grabbing a body part, like 'gotcha by the nose!'


    Between older children and adults, the single phrase "gotcha" is the same as "I tricked you/I fooled you/you believed my joke."


    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    #3

    Re: gotcha

    Comes from, "I 'got' you." = "I got what you are saying"
    Which is an alternative for, "I understand you."

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    #4

    Re: gotcha

    Quote Originally Posted by cyril2204 View Post
    Comes from, "I 'got' you." = "I got what you are saying"
    Which is an alternative for, "I understand you."
    I knew I'd forgotten a really important one

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    #5

    Re: gotcha

    Quote Originally Posted by abtin View Post
    h Hello.

    w What's the meaning of ''no spacegot cha''?


    so t Thanks.
    Please follow the normal conventions for capital letters and punctuation.

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