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Hello teachers,

well, could you give us some more examples on colloquialism, language street? I mean, things that are said on everyday informal conversation. This is not about slangs or idioms, this is about the act of modifying sentence's structure.

For example:

1. Watcha wanna do = what do you want to do
2.

I've heard people usually don't say 'what do you want to do', it can make one seem like a robot, right? people say: Watcha wanna do.

I really appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance
 

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I'll start.
We often omit auxiliary verbs in questions:
You goin' tonight?
 

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Exactly, this is not easy to understand whether native speaker say it fastly. But it's OK, spoken English, right?

So, Could you guys gimme more examples?

Thanks a thousand
 

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Could you- Cudja
 

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Here we go!

01. Watcha = What (do) you
02. Cudja = Could you
03. Gimme = Give me
04. Ain't = Am/Is/are/have/has not
05. Wanna = Want to
06. Gonna = Going to
07. Gotta = Got to
08. I dunno = I do not know
09. what y'up to = what are you up to
10. Where y'off to = Where are you off to
11. Gotcha = I (have) got you
12. Lemme go = Let me go
13. kinda/sucha = kind/such of
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Does anyone know any more?

Thank you very very much!
 
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