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Hello, there, everyone out there.
My name is Ronnie. Have you ever
had someone...a native speaker...
ask you a question and you had no idea what they said to you.
I'm sure you have. native speakers
speak really really quickly expecially
Expecially we don't know that you are not native a speaker because in Canada
we have people from all over the world. There is not one person that looks
Canadian so when we speak to people on the street or in the shop
we don't know that they don't speak or
understand English so we tend to
speak very quickly especially when we ask questions
so today gonna teach you how to understand
native speakers' questions. There are about three or four
techniques that you can use with the question for
The first one, you will read in your text books
or if you're studying English. The question would be "what are you doing?"
and then you come to a
native english-speaking country and people say
"What are you doing?"
and you said "what!?" "What are you doing?...what are you doing?..."
you see in your dictionary, you go what dia....
How do you spell whadia...whadia...whadia doin...doin...doin...
...I don't know! no idea!
So this is how we change it! what are you doing we say
"Whacha doin?"
what!? "what" changes, we drop "t", we said
"Whacha doin?"these are the changes that we will make
In English, when we speak very quickly
we usually drop the G at the end of ING verbs
so we say doin, watchin, havin. The other thing
is "are you", you say "r ya"
It's just like writing
"r" and the word "ya".
so I can say "what are you doing" or "what r ya doing?"
changes even more to
"Whacha doin?" Whacha...Whacha
Trying to say that, "Whacha doin?"
The trick is to say altogether, you can say
"Whacha doin?" or you can say
"whatchadoing", try that, "whatchadoing", I am honking my horn.
The next one is
"who do you like?" You will never hear people say to you
Hello, who do you like? you will say
"Whodoya like?"...Whodoya like?
That sounds like a new word, "Whodoya like?" so we changed
"who do you" again we changed to ya
and we actually squish who do you
altogether. We say Whodoya...Whodoya
like, Whodoya see, Whodoya want
so the verb stands on its own in the sentence
which is easier. We actually pronounce this verb
but we squish all these ones together. The next one is
when did you go?
Now, as I have told you. "you"
we usually change to ya, but sometimes we can change it to
a "ja" sound.
"did" we keep the same, we say
"When did ja"..."When did ja"
When did ja go?
Again, we keep this in it stands alone so is this thing
"When did you go?", native speakers say "when did ja go"
"when did ja go?"...try that... "when did ja go?"
Other one, this one is easier
Yes! it's easy.
"is she" people would not say
"Where is she?". She will say...
he will say "wherezshe"..."wherezshe"
so it's like we completely take off this
and we put in the "ze" or the "z" in American English
we say "wherezshe"
where is she, wherezshe, wherezit,
wherezhe, wherezthey
where are they, whererthey, whererthey
Next one, why did he do that?
we're going to connect
These two together. So we don't say "why did he", we say "whyde"
"Did he" changes to "De"
Why de do that, why de do that
Why de do that
So, I encourage you to practice
saying these phrases. If you
can not say them perfectly do not worried
the important thing is that you understand
when people ask you the question, for you to be
able to actually save these phrases really quickly.
it will take practice, but you can try.
if you can keep on practicing these, maybe you can speak into
digital recorder or tape recorder and listen to your sound
A lot of people ask me: "Ronnie, how can I improve my pronunciation?"
the best thing to do is getting a lot of words you want to
listen to or you want to try to say and record your voice is that you know
what you sound like. This will help you, you can listen to it go
"Oh~that sounds strange or
Yes! that was awesome!", so I hope you had a great time
what did you do on the weekend, tell me till next time.
Bye bye~
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How to understand native speakers' questions in English

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許允迪 published on March 1, 2015    許允迪 translated    reviewed
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