Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi, everyone. It's Lynn again. Welcome to my video. Today, we're gonna be talking about informal contractions. Now, these are very useful in conversation to sound like a native speaker, but you should remember that these are just for conversation, we don't usually use these in writing. So I'm gonna show you my collection of eight common informal contractions, and if you learn how to say these, you'll be sounding like a native speaker in no time. Let's get started. Okay, let's go through my list of eight common informal contractions. I'm going to say each example twice: One time slowly and one time at a normal speed like a native speaker. You should repeat after me each time. That's really important. Okay, here we go. First one. 'Want a' = 'wanna' 'I wanna coffee.' 'I wanna coffee.' 'Got a' = 'gotta' 'Have you gotta minute?' 'Have you gotta minute?' 'Don't know' = 'dunno' 'I dunno.' 'I dunno.' 'Let me' = 'lemme' 'Lemme go.' 'Lemme go.' 'Give me' = 'gimme' 'Gimme the pen.' 'Gimme the pen.' 'Tell them' = 'tell'em' 'Tell'em we're starting now.' 'Tell'em we're starting now.' 'Come on' = 'c'mon' 'C'mon, do it.' 'C'mon do it.' Last one. 'Some more' = 's'more' 'We will need s'more time.' 'We will need s'more time.' Remember, you should only use these in conversation. You don't wanna write these. Great job, everybody. Let's move on. Let's go ahead and look at some dialogues. And if you pay close attention to these, it will help you know how to use and pronounce contractions correctly. Conversation 1. Which of these can be made into contractions? Yes, these ones. "You wanna help me fix this bike?" "Sorry, I have no time. I gotta go." Conversation 2. Which of these can be made into contractions? Yes, these ones. "Will you accept the job offer?" "I dunno. Lemme think about that." Conversation 3. Which of these can be made into contractions? Yes, these ones. "C'mon. We gotta go." "Give me s'more time." Conversation 4. Which of these can be made into contractions? Yes, these ones. "Tell'em I won't be coming to work tomorrow." "I don't wanna tell'em." All right. Now you know a lot more about informal contractions. And I wanna encourage you guys to keep on practicing, and the more you study, the better your English will be. So let me know how you're doing in the comments, and stay tuned for my next video. Bye!