how to pronounce gotcha


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gotcha is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of gotcha in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… because nothing says gotcha like an open …”

meanings of gotcha


  1. Got you by surprise; exclamation indicating a successful trick or prank.
  2. Got you back; as in after causing some form of retaliation or revenge against someone.
  3. Got you; have you; as in capture or apprehend.
  4. Got you covered, got your back; when you have an advantage or responsibility over someone.
  5. Understand you; comprehend you.


  1. An instance of accomplishing a tricky idea or overcoming a difficult obstacle.
  2. An instance of publicly tricking someone or exposing them to ridicule, especially by means of an elaborate deception.
  3. A potential problem or source of trouble.
  4. A feature of a system or a program that works in the way it is documented but is counter-intuitive and almost invites mistake or non-function.

gotcha frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gotcha occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gotcha can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gotcha can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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