You busy? vs. Are you busy?

Good question!

People sometimes say “you busy?” to mean “Are you busy?”

in spoken English, sometimes a few words are shortened/omitted to get one’s meaning across faster!

Here are a few examples (we call them “contractions”):

  • wouldn’t (would + not)
  • can’t (can + not)
  • haven’t (have + not)
  • should’ve (should + have)
  • she’s (she + is)
  • he’d (he + would)
  • gonna (going + to)
  • lemme (let + me)
  • kinda (kind + of)
  • dunno (don’t + know)

Hope this helps!


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