Fast Speech | How To Sound Like A Native English Speaker

Fast Speech | How To Sound Like A Native English Speaker


hey what’s up Stefanie the English
coach here from EnglishFullTime.com in this video we are going to talk about
fast speech and specifically the sounds that change and are eliminated when you
start speaking quickly now when I say fast speech I’m not talking about
speaking you know super super super fast I’m actually talking about speaking
regularly the way native speakers speak so what happens is English is not a
phonetic language okay words are not pronounced exactly the way that they’re
written and especially in everyday conversation and casual speech even when
you’re in a business meeting okay just because this is fast speech doesn’t mean
you can’t use words like this in a business setting so if you want to learn
how to sound more like a native English speaker this video is going to be really
helpful it’s also probably going to be frustrating because you’re gonna learn
and realize so many things you didn’t learn before and you’re gonna feel like
oh my gosh I have so much more to learn don’t worry
you’ll get there anyhow before I begin I want to say a couple things one I’m from
California so I speak with an American accent this video is gonna be really
helpful to you if you’re trying to learn how to speak more with an American
accent if you’re trying to learn British English or Australian English I honestly
don’t think a lot of the things that I’m gonna say will apply to the kind of
English that you’re trying to learn okay so bear that in mind if you decide to
watch this video and last thing before we get started I just want to let you
guys know that you can also find me on Instagram Facebook and of course my
website so I’ll put all those links in the description with that said let’s get
into it okay so fast speech what is it it’s not
speaking quickly it’s not speaking super fast okay fast speech when I say fast
speech I’m literally just referring to the way native speakers speak English
it’s not necessarily fast it’s just that we tend to run words together and by
doing that we end up eliminating sounds and changing sounds so I want to go over
some examples of that in this video so that you guys can be more aware of it
when you’re hearing English the problem is that you probably started learning
English with textbooks and grammar books so you see how a word is
written and then you think okay that’s how it should be pronounced but that’s
not the case because English is not a phonetic language so words are not
usually pronounced the way that they’re written and then when you include fast
speech into this everything gets more complicated on top of that so let me
give you some examples of what fast speech is and how we do it so for
example the question what are you doing later I never asked like that when I’m
talking to my friends I do not say what are you doing later
because I have to put so much effort into that entire sentence it’s
exhausting right so what will I say I’ll say hey what you’re doing later
okay that is an example of fast speech and you can learn how to do this just by
imitating me right so instead of saying what are you it reduces down to what
ya what ya okay and even that ya like that’s not even how we say it I’m
over pronouncing it just so you can hear that it’s not you but it’s so reduced
okay it’s so reduced that it doesn’t even sound like ya in the sentence
what you’re doing later whatcha whatcha do you hear that okay it’s crazy right
and then doing becomes duing and then later what you’re doing later what you
doing later hey what you doing later okay another example that I have for you
the question where is he at hey where is he at where’s he at it sounds like
where’s he at right where’s he at where’s he at and that’s because in fast
speech we often eliminate the h’s where’s he at or did you give it to him
did you give it to him I’m eliminating the H there did you give it to him did
you give it to him did you give it to him and then the you I’m not even saying
you I could say did you did you give it to him did you okay so this is one of
the reasons why English gets so complicated for people we reduce things
down so much that we eliminate sounds and sounds change completely so that
what we’re saying is not even what you’re reading or what you think
you’re hearing so in this lesson I just want to encourage you guys to really pay
attention to what you hear if you want to sound like a native speaker you’re
gonna have to learn how to do all of these reductions that we do and
eliminations but here’s the thing there are patterns for everything so if you
really wanted to you could study the patterns like okay when do native
speakers eliminate the h’s and why when does did and you change to did you and
when does it not okay you can really get into the nitty-gritty of all of this or
you could just listen and listen for the patterns hear them and then incorporate
them into your own speech okay let’s go over some more examples okay another
question we can ask is how did it go how did it go but I never say how did it go
I say hey how’d it go how’d it go now this is crazy because I’m not even
saying how I’m saying ha ha had it had it go alright no now I’m getting a
little bit crazy with the pronunciation there but seriously I really just ask
people I say hey how’d it go how’d it go how’d it go if I try to break that apart
for you and show you each individual piece the actual sound becomes contorted
right because if I say first we start by saying ha and then dee and then go all
of the sounds are now contorted because I lengthened them in order to slow it
down and show you and then here’s what happens that’s no longer the true sound
that’s still not what I’m saying so by extending it and trying to slow it down
for you to understand it more it’s still not what I’m saying
so you really have to just listen and train your ear to hear the fast speech
and then to incorporate it okay and your tongue will learn how to do this quickly
but just listen and repeat right how’d it go hey how’d it go hey you went to an
interview yesterday how’d it go alright another question what do you mean I
never asked it like that hey what do you mean that’s just too complicated right
so I say no what do you mean what do you mean okay
again I’m I struggled to slow this down because then it’s no longer authentic
Hey what do you mean what do you mean what do you mean what do you mean another one
can I go can I go we don’t usually ask it like that the
can gets reduced and it becomes Kuhn something like that okay listen can I go
can I go hey can I go with you hey where you guys going can I go
I’m not saying can I’m totally eliminating the vowel sound altogether
it becomes khnn khnn the C sound and then the nn khnn okay again when I slow it down it’s
not gonna sound like it usually sounds so I just have to say it fast hey can I
go can I go alright how are you guys doing are you hanging in there with me
because I have several more examples for you right I know these aren’t easy the
next one how is it going okay I don’t say how is it going
I say hey how’s it going how’s it going now you can think of it like how’s it
going but with the pattern of the speech it actually sounds like how sit going
hey how’s it going okay or with the going I can also eliminate
the G and say hey how’s it going how’s it how’s it
how’s it going another one is when we say give it to me give it a me I can
just say it like that hey will you we go to me
give it I can’t oh my gosh I’m trying to give the example and I can’t even do it
because I I start thinking about it too much that’s the other thing with fast
speech it’s like something you don’t even think about right but you will have
to think about it to practice it and then to get it okay so let’s say my
sister has something and I say hey where is that thing and she says oh it’s over
here and then I can say oh would you give it to me would you give it to me
so now would you instead of would you it becomes would would you would you give
it to me okay and then the you gets reduced also
you guys I just had to take a moment to say that this is complicated isn’t it
would you give it to me it does it like does it sound like a completely
different language does it still sound like English because this is how I talk
like this is how I speak with native english-speakers right anyhow let
me give you another example of an H that gets eliminated okay I have to go to the
store I have to okay so we can say hafta but we also eliminate the H a lot of
times I’ll just say yeah I have to go to the store later I have to go
I have to go I have to go to the store later okay I’m literally saying I afta
I have to go to the store later I’m not saying to also did you notice
that the to in English gets reduced almost every time to a ta right I have to
go to the store later and then go to becomes goda goda I have to go to the
store later so at this point you might be feeling overwhelmed like oh my gosh
Stefanie there are just so many different ways that English speakers
reduce sounds what do we do how can we learn this well a lot of you are gonna
want to break this down study each sound individually and learn how the speech is
connected and learn all the rules for this but I’m telling you that there are
hundreds of rules and it’s gonna take you a very long time to learn them
unless you’re some kind of genius or something what I recommend is that you
just listen more to English and repeat things as you hear them close your eyes
don’t think about how things are spelled just close your eyes and listen to what
you’re truly hearing because if you really listen you’ll notice that we
eliminate sounds you’ll notice that we change sounds completely and then if you
want to sound like a native speaker you have to incorporate those changes as
well don’t stick to pronouncing things exactly as you read them in a textbook
because then you will sound like a textbook okay and people just don’t talk
like that that’s not natural alright I have a few more examples for
you the next one is where did you get them where did you get them I actually
said this the other day to my nephew but I didn’t say like that I say Oh where’d
you get’em where’d you get’em so listen where did you became where’d
you where’d you and then get them became get’em get’em where’d you get’em so I’m not even saying them it’s crazy right now the word of a lot of the
time reduces to ah right so I just said a lot of the time I said it well but
that’s not usually what I say I’ll say a lot of the time a lot of the time a
lotta a lot of the time all right now I have another sentence
with how I could say I don’t know how to do it but instead of saying that I just
say I don’t know how to do it I don’t know how to do it how to do it how to do
it and I don’t know is I don’t know it’s not even I it’s ah like I don’t know how
to do it I don’t know I don’t know do you know and then there were I said do
you know I didn’t say do I said da did do you know do you know do you know and my
final tips about reducing sounds changing them eliminating them is for
individual words you’ll notice that in American English we don’t say for a lot
like it’s for her we say fur hey yeah it’s fur her it’s for her and we also don’t
say the word well we don’t say well I could call you later we say well I could
call you later wol wol wol I could call you later
and then other words like all right we don’t really say all right we just say
a’right a’right a’right basically we eliminate the L all right
you guys that’s it I gave you a ton of examples in this video again I know it
can be really frustrating but the point of this video was not to teach you every
single reduction and deletion that we make in fast speech it was just to make
you more aware of certain changes that you will hear so you can start listening
better learning them and incorporating them into your own speech so you can
sound more like a native English speaker anyhow that’s it for this video if you
guys want a free guide on 79 words that you still say wrong these are words that
are very very simple everyday common words but a lot of non-native English
speakers mess them up if you guys want this guide go ahead and
in the description of this video you’ll get the link you’ll be able to download
it and listen to the audio file right away and hopefully you’re not making any
of these mistakes with these simple words are you guys that’s it and I’ll
see you in another video bye

100 Replies to “Fast Speech | How To Sound Like A Native English Speaker”

  1. I am a native English speaker. What are your credentials for teaching English? Okay, this may be good information to know so non-English speakers can understand what some native English speakers are saying. However, this is sloppy speech. To speak this way in business or formal settings is not smart. You don't sound as educated when you speak sloppy. I belong to Toastmasters International and a local Toastmasters chapter where we practice public speaking. Toastmasters is well known for helping people to learn how to speak more clearly. In Toastmasters, we look for and try to eliminate this kind of sloppy speech in our public speaking. If you want to speak English correctly, don't do this. If you want to sound like a native English speaker who has sloppy speech, you can practice what she is saying. However, it would be wise not to incorporate this kind of sloppy speech into a business or formal situation. That's my opinion.

  2. Mam what to say about you as you're fantastic. You do magics in your videos
    You really worked hard in this video….
    actually I'm going to say that you are high ranked teacher ever for me.👌👌👌

  3. By the way
    I love hearing a native is talking
    And I love talking to them
    It improves my speaking
    The problem is that I have no one to talk to😕

  4. And I didn't realize how much we don't anunciate clearly often until trying to get my son to use his words correctly. He's 3.

  5. English isn't my main language but I learned it approxemetly in 1.5 year this language easy on the learn base but when understand to anyone sometime so difficult but sometime not as difficult as everyone's says.

  6. Hi mam I am from India .ur speng style is super. I am ur fan. I want speak English but I don't know more English can u help me. Thx

  7. I was a text book which was a living breathing human being until I find mbc2 and make a gaming history for myself with god of war and gta, when I was a kid in 2006 I heat someone from use military (cuz their flag was on the hammer) on his head with a stone, I remember it until this moment he says "Fuck you" than he ran for me lol that was my first word in English

  8. Loving your videos!
    Really helpful. õ7

    Yeah. English speaking is so hard when you want to sound like a native.
    But when comes to grammar rules, portuguese is way harder.

    love english <3

  9. I'm studying English and I don't know if I should practice this kind of pronunciation, but this is the real pronunciation in the street, so Thanks for this video. I'm falling in love with you 😍

  10. I'm a native English speaker watching this video to learn how to speak more clearly so that non-native English speakers can understand me more easily lol Step 1: try to eliminate the reductions. This is super helpful!

  11. English is not a difficult language to learn, same as any other languages, but it is hard to master in such language especially when people need to practice speaking and writing and compete with other students in school, who are native speakers

  12. Ooooh, laziness started to destroy your language. I guess after a hundred years you guys are going to stir your tongues without any sound.

  13. Another weird pronunciation that you don't even notice is "learn this" learn nis. or "and then" an nen. or "isn't that: isn nat 🙁

  14. That's what I hear everyday assisting users from the US. The most umconfortable thing it's when they say 'I don't want to be assisted by you. I wanna talk to an American'

  15. I still have to much to learn from you my güerita but that is laziness cutting letters and shit you're awesome!! Beautiful smile by the way 😍😘

  16. Thanks a lot for doing such a great work, it's really appreciable and i hope it would really be helpful for me. I really wanted to get fluent with AMERICAN accent.
    😊 Great love from INDIA ♥️

  17. i try to understand when american native speaker talk and it's very hard because speak so fast and that is the first problem when the peolpe learn the english and most if a begin learner

  18. Im not a native English speaker and this videos have helped me a lot to understand native English speakers…. Your lessons are amazing and helpful, keep it up!

  19. I really love your accent!!! Could you please tell me the person you imitate? I want to listen and learn more by myself! Thanks a lot! Love you so much!

  20. I can remember when I started learning English the only thing that made me passionate about it, was how american sound. It's kinda funny to repeat whatever a native says.

  21. It's goddamn hard for an indian to learn ame. Eng. As our schools' r all usin' british accent. Still i'm trynna do tht. Nice vdo though !!!

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