Common Informal Contractions

Common Informal Contractions

Wanna, gimme, gonna, kinda, whatcha, ya, ain’t, lotta, I’mma, dunno, betcha, dontcha, lemme, oughta, sorta, cmon, s’more, musta, mighta, hafta;



Word Meaning Word Meaning
Wanna Want to want a (coffee) Betcha Bet you
Gimme Give me  Dontcha Don't you
Gonna Going to  Lemme Let me
Gotta Have got to  Oughta Ought to
Kinda Kind of  Soda Sort of
Whatcha What are you / what have you Cmon Come on
Ya You S'more Some more
Ain't Am not / is not/ are not Musta Must have
Lotta Lot of Mighta Might have
I'mma I'm going to Hafta Have to
Dunno Don't / doesn't know D'you Do you

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