Learn how to talk like a native English speaker with Digable Planets’s Grammy-winning song “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That)”.
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- Many Americans pronounce “get you” like getcha. This is called a reduction.
- If you know IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) then getcha looks like /gɪtʃ/
- Getcha for the present time
- Gotcha for the past time
- ’cause is short for because. Many people also say this.
- It is OK to pronounce these words as reductions, but avoid writing getcha and ’cause for work and school.
Now it’s your turn to practice getcha and gotcha. Find a video camera and practice pronouncing these sentences. When you are ready, upload your video here or on the Facebook page!