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tomrod182

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Bolivia español
Hi guys, It´s me again.
Well, now I would like to ask you, when can I use "wanna or gotta".
Please answer as soon as posible. Thank you everyone.



Atte. Rodrigo Carrasco.
 
  • WestSideGal

    Senior Member
    English, US
    Hi guys, It´s me again.
    Well, now I would like to ask you, when can I use "wanna or gotta".
    Please answer as soon as posible. Thank you everyone.



    Atte. Rodrigo Carrasco.

    In speech (verbal contexts), and only within casual conversation with familiar conversational partners. Also, in informal communications (emails/letters) to friends, etc.
     

    Dama_J

    Senior Member
    English
    Just to add to Dat Girl's explanation:

    Wanna is short for "want to", but NOT for third person singular.
    I wanna go to Spain.
    We wanna get a car.
    He wants to go to Spain too.

    "Gotta" is short for "Got to" and generally replaces "have to". In the third person you would use it as "has got to", generally always shortening it to 's gotta.
    I gotta get a ticket. (I have to get a ticket, I have got to get a ticket)
    You gotta give me the money.
    She's gotta come too!
    My mom's gotta go to the store.
     

    Istriano

    Senior Member
    Croatian
    Wanna is also short for Want a:
    Wanna sandwich?

    wan·na /'wön@, 'wAn@/ a short form of “want
    to” or “want a,” used in writing to show how people
    sound when they speak: I don’t wanna go.
    (Longman Dictionary of American English)
     

    Istriano

    Senior Member
    Croatian
    Not really, but English is to be enjoyed in all its flavors, unlike in some other languages in which all varieties other than the Academy one are seen as bad or even malignant. :)
     

    grahamcracker

    Senior Member
    English-TEXAS
    Hi guys, It´s me again.
    Well, now I would like to ask you, when can I use "wanna or gotta".
    Please answer as soon as posible. Thank you everyone.

    Atte. Rodrigo Carrasco.

    My suggestion: Don't use them, not if you want to appear well educated and highly literate.
     
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