What is gonna short for?

Going to

Gonna is an incredibly common shortcut, especially in America, when you just don't have the energy or time to say "going to." People use it in various contexts, including in person, texts, emails, and online.

For example, you might tell your friend, "I'm gonna go to Florida for spring break. Do you wanna join?" Or, your brother may text you, "I'm gonna go to mom and dads for Thanksgiving this year. Are you gonna join?"

Gonna is just one of many options for combining two or more words. Other options include wanna, imma, and dunno.


I'm gonna take off in a bit
Will you be at the party?
Possibly. I have some errands to run. I'll shoot you a text if I can

Rick Astley's never gonna give you up or let you down

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Updated November 13, 2023

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