Adrián Hernández
It is comfortable for English speakers...?
It is comfortable for English speakers to hear Spanish speakers say things like "What do you wanna do?"
Jun 16, 2020 2:17 PM
Comments · 5
Yes it is comfortable to hear it spoken that way. Most of us say "wanna" for "want to". Its a bit lazy but completely normal.
It is less comfortable seeing it written. I'm not so young any more, and I would never write "wanna" unless reporting speech, and even then rarely.

I feel much more uncomfortable seeing people here asking about "smth" or "sth" or whatever it is they write for "somebody". That isn't how we say it, but perhaps it is a texting thing, and younger people feel differently. I don't know.
June 16, 2020
Se siente fulero amigo , creo que uno debe respetar la forma original del idioma. Si un gringo me escribe diciendo <em>toy contento voy pa´l centro </em>, me daría mucho fastidio.
June 16, 2020
I dunno.
Depends whatcha wanna do! :)

I don't have "uncomfortable" feelings when it comes to this sort of style of speaking. Like Hazel, I get a little more irritated by "text-speak" when I have to read it. I guess I just respect language enough that I dislike seeing it go to waste with unnecessary abbreviations and short-cuts. But that's just me.
June 16, 2020
'What would you like to do ?' is more polite, and should be used in more formal situations.
"What do you wanna do?" or, more properly written 'What do you want to do ?' is fine with friends and close associates.
June 16, 2020
what ?? que quieres decir chamigo ?
June 16, 2020
Adrián Hernández
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
English