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  • Hi, everyone.

  • It's Lynn again.

  • Welcome back to my video.

  • Today, we're going to be talking about informal contractions including the word 'you'.

  • Now, these are very common among native speakers, and if you memorize them, and say them properly,

  • you're going to sound like a native speaker, too.

  • So let's pay close attention and jump right in.

  • Okay, I have here my list of informal contractions including the word 'you'.

  • And you'll notice that a lot of these the 'you' changes to a 'cha' sound,

  • so pay close attention to that.

  • I'm going to say each example twice.

  • I'll say it's slow the first time and then I'll say it at a native speaker speed the second time,

  • so make sure you repeat after me each time.

  • Here we go.

  • Okay, first one.

  • 'don't you' = 'dontcha' 'Dontcha like it?'

  • 'Dontcha like it?'

  • Next. 'won't you' = 'wontcha'

  • 'Wontcha drive the car?'

  • 'Wontcha drive the car?'

  • 'what are you' = 'whatcha' 'Whatcha doing?'

  • 'Whatcha doing?'

  • 'what have you', also 'whatcha'

  • 'Whatcha got there?'

  • 'Whatcha got there?'

  • 'bet you' = 'betcha' 'Betcha can't guess the answer.'

  • 'Betcha can't guess the answer.'

  • 'got you' = 'gotcha' 'I gotcha some chocolate.'

  • 'I gotcha some chocolate.'

  • 'didn't you' = 'didntcha' 'Didntcha like it?'

  • 'Didntcha like it?'

  • Last one.

  • 'do you' = 'doya' 'Doya want to come with me?'

  • 'Doya want to come with me?'

  • Keep in mind these are only used for conversation, not in writing.

  • Great job, everybody.

  • Let's move on.

  • All right, it's time to look at some dialogues.

  • Let's pay really close attention, so that you can definitely master these contractions.

  • Conversation 1.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Let's go home.”

  • Dontcha wanna stay?”

  • Conversation 2.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Doya think this dress is good?”

  • It's great.”

  • Conversation 3.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Whatcha doing?”

  • “I'm doing my English homework.”

  • Conversation 4.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Didntcha write the test?”

  • Yes, I did.”

  • Conversation 5.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • “I'm gonna ride the roller coaster.”

  • Betcha get sick.”

  • Conversation 6.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • My husband's gonna work in another country.”

  • Wontcha be lonely?”

  • Great job today, everybody.

  • Now, you know a lot more about contractions.

  • So I want to encourage you to keep on practicing, keep on studying,

  • and keep on watching my videos.

  • And you're going to be sounding like a native speaker before you know it.

  • Let me know how you're doing in the comments and see you next time.

  • Bye.

Hi, everyone.

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