how to pronounce gotta


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the above transcription of gotta is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

gotta is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know we you gotta rock it guys so …”

meanings of gotta


  1. Contraction of have got to (“have to; must").
  2. Contraction of got a.

gotta frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word gotta occurs in english on average 22.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gotta 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 gotta can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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