How To Speak English Faster And Easier (Use These 10 Phrases!)

Lesson summary

In this English lesson, you will learn how to speak English faster by learning how to say 10 English phrases faster.

Video transcript

Native speakers speak so fast. I just can’t understand them! And when I try and speak fast, the native speakers don’t understand me!

 

Have you ever said this before? If you have, then this video is for you. Because by the end of the video, you will have learned 10 examples of how you can speak English faster and more like a native speaker.

 

For example, ‘dunno’, ‘cuppa’, ‘oudda’. If you didn’t understand what I just said, don’t worry because by the end of the video, you will understand.

 

And there will also be a quiz at the end of the video to test your understanding. Are you ready? Let’s go!

 

Phrase #1

What did I just say here? Well I said, ‘I don’t know how to learn English.’ When native speakers say ‘don’t know’ or ‘do not know’ really quickly, it normally sounds like ‘dunno’. Dunno.

 

It’s much right easier, right? To say ‘dunno’ instead of ‘don’t know’.

 

Saying ‘dunno’ allows you to speak faster and easier.

 

Another example could be ‘They dunno how to cook.’ They dunno how to cook. This means ‘They don’t know how to cook.’

 

But just be careful with this phrase because ‘dunno’ means ‘do not know’ so we can’t use this phrase with singular subjects like ‘he’ or ‘she’. Because if you say ‘He dunno’, that means ‘He do not know.’

 

But when we use ‘he’ or ‘she’, we need to say ‘He does not know’, or ‘She does not know.’ She doesn’t know. He doesn’t know. So just remember, ‘dunno’ means ‘do not know’.

 

Phrase #2

What did I just say here? Well I said, ‘I think he’s kind of nice.’ ‘Kind of’ becomes ‘kinda’. Kinda. You see how ‘kinda’ is much easier to say than ‘kind of’?

 

Another example could be ‘It’s kinda tasty.’ It’s kinda tasty. This means ‘It’s kind of tasty.’

 

Phrase #3

What did I just say then? Well I said ‘He’s out of money.’ He’s out of money. When native speakers speak really quickly, they normally say ‘oudda’, not ‘out of’. You see ‘oudda’ is much easier to say than ‘out of’?

 

Another example could be ‘They got oudda work at 6pm.’ They got oudda work at 6pm. This means ‘They got out of work at 6pm.’

 

Phrase #4

What did I just say? Well I said ‘They have got to go out later.’ They have got to go out later.

 

When native speakers speak really quickly, ‘have got to’ just becomes ‘godda’. Godda. And note here with my accent, I change the T sound to a D. So I don’t say ‘goTTA’. No. I say ‘goDDa’. Godda. It’s much easier, right? To say ‘godda, godda’ instead of ‘have got to’.

 

Another example could be ‘I godda go to the dentist today.’ I godda go to the dentist today. This means ‘I have got to go to the dentist today.’

 

Phrase #5

What did I just say here? Well I said ‘He can speak lots of languages.’ He can speak lots of languages. ‘Lots of’, when said really quickly, just turns into ‘lotsa’. Lotsa.

 

You see how it’s much easier to say ‘lotsa’ than ‘lots of’? It lets you speak faster and easier. Another example could be ‘He’s got lotsa money.’ He’s got lotsa money.

 

This just means ‘He’s got lots of money.’

 

Phrase #6

What did I just say? Well I said ‘Let me see if he’s free now.’ When said really quickly, ‘let me’ changes into ‘lemme’. Lemme. It’s much easier, right? To say ‘lemme’ instead of ‘let me’. Lemme.

 

Another example could be ‘Lemme do that for you.’ Lemme do that for you. This means ‘Let me do that for you.’

 

Phrase #7

What did I just say here? Well I said ‘Give me your phone before you jump in the pool.’

 

When we say ‘give me’ really quickly, it just sounds like ‘gimme’. Gimme. We don’t say that V sound. We get rid of that and we just say ‘gimme’. You see it’s much easier, right? To just say ‘gimme’. Gimme. Instead of saying ‘give me’.

 

Another example could be ‘Gimme the book.’ Gimme the book. This means ‘Give me the book.’

 

Phrase #8

What did I just say? Well I said ‘I have to shoot this video today.’ When we say ‘have to’ really really quickly, it becomes ‘haffda’. Haffda.

 

And note here how we don’t say a V sound. We don’t say that V sound. That V changes into a F sound, into an F sound. Haffda. Haffda. You see it’s much easier, right? To say ‘haffda’ instead of ‘have to’.

 

Another example could be ‘What did he haffda do?’ What did he haffda do? This means ‘What did he have to do?’

 

Phrase #9

What did I just say? Well I said ‘Can I get a cup of tea?’ When native speakers say ‘cup of’ really really quickly it sounds like ‘cuppa’. Cuppa.

 

We don’t say ‘cup of’, we join those two sounds together and it becomes ‘cuppa’. You see it’s much easier, right? To say ‘cuppa’ instead of ‘cup of’.

 

Another example could be ‘He wants a cup of tea.’ He wants a cuppa tea. This means ‘He wants a cup of tea.’

 

Phrase #10

What did I just say here? Well I said ‘He liked the movie because it was exciting.’ You may have heard this one before.

 

When native speakers say ‘because’ really quickly, they don’t say ‘because’. They just say ‘coz’. Coz. And with that ‘coz’ sound, make sure that last sound is a Z sound. It’s a Z sound and your throat must vibrate. It’s a voiced sound.

 

If you don’t make your throat vibrate, it will sound like this. Cos. Cos. And ‘cos’ doesn’t really make sense.

 

So what do you think is easier? Saying ‘because’ or ‘coz’? ‘Coz’, right? It’s quicker. It’s shorter and it’s easier to say.

 

Another example could be ‘He can’t go coz he’s got to work.’ He can’t go coz he’s got to work. This means ‘He can’t go because he has go to work.’

 

Quiz

Okay! You have learned 10 different ways to speak English faster so you can start sounding more like a native speaker. So now let’s have a little quiz to test your understanding. I will show you a phrase or a sentence. And I want you to say it out loud with your mouth in the fast way that you learned today.

 

For example, if you see ‘kind of’, I want you say ‘kinda’. Kinda.

 

Question number one. Lots of. And the quick way to say this is ‘lotsa’. Lotsa.

 

Number two. Let’s go because it will be fun. And the fast way to say this is ‘Let’s go coz it will be fun.’ Let’s go coz it will be fun.

 

Number three. Do you have to do it? And the quick way to say this is ‘Do you haffda do it?’ Do you haffda do it?

 

Number four. I don’t know the answer. And the quick way to say this is ‘I dunno the answer.’ I dunno the answer.

 

Number five. They have got to go. And the fast way to say this is ‘They godda go.’ They godda go.

 

Number six. Let me see what you’re doing. And the fast way to say this is ‘Lemme see what you’re doing.’ Lemme see what you’re doing.

 

Number seven. Give me. And the quick way to say this is ‘Gimme’. Gimme.

 

Number eight. Can I get a cup of tea, please? And the quick way to say this is ‘Can I get a cuppa tea, please?’ Can I get a cuppa tea, please?

 

Number nine. I’m out of money. And the fast way to say this is ‘I’m oudda money.’ I’m oudda money. Last question.

 

Number ten. She kind of likes him. And the quick way to say this is ‘She kinda likes him.’ She kinda likes him.

 

Conclusion

Now please note that the pronunciation in this video is just my accent. In English, there are many many accents but I can only teach my accent.

 

And also please note that the pronunciation in this video is normally for spoken English only. When we are writing formal English, we cannot use the pronunciation that you learned in this video.

 

But if you’re writing informally like chatting with your friends over text message, or an app, then yes you can use the spelling and the pronunciation that you learned in this video.

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