Common Questions in American English
Posted On: June 20, 2015
When people speak at their regular speed, which is often fast for non-native speakers not used to the US accent, everyday, simple sentences sound like a foreign language.
Asking questions is one of the common conversational strategies in American English. In the video below, Ronnie teaches us some common questions used to start conversations and how they sound when spoken fast. Are you able to make out the difference?
A few other examples of how common questions sound different in everyday speech include:
“How are you?” becomes “Howya doin?”
“How was your weekend?” becomes “Howzyer weekend?”
“Where are you going?” becomes “Whereya goin?”
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