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As soon as I started acting in England, I got unusual roles. Although I'm 6 foot six, and agents might standardly cast me in tough guy roles or the big guy in the back, I've been very blessed to do roles that makes them think twice about how they're gonna cast me.
Nonso Anozie

Meaning of "gonna" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GONNA

gonna  [ˈɡɒnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GONNA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gonna is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gonna in English.

WHAT DOES GONNA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Going-to future

The going-to future is a grammatical construction used in English to refer to various types of future occurrences. It is made using appropriate forms of the expression to be going to. It is an alternative to other ways of referring to the future in English, such as the future construction formed with will – in some contexts the different constructions are interchangeable, while in others they carry somewhat different implications. Constructions analogous to the English going-to future are found in some other languages, including French and Spanish.

Definition of gonna in the English dictionary

The definition of gonna in the dictionary is going to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GONNA

PRESENT

Present
I gonna
you gonna
he/she/it gonnas
we gonna
you gonna
they gonna
Present continuous
I am gonnaing
you are gonnaing
he/she/it is gonnaing
we are gonnaing
you are gonnaing
they are gonnaing
Present perfect
I have gonnaed
you have gonnaed
he/she/it has gonnaed
we have gonnaed
you have gonnaed
they have gonnaed
Present perfect continuous
I have been gonnaing
you have been gonnaing
he/she/it has been gonnaing
we have been gonnaing
you have been gonnaing
they have been gonnaing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gonnaed
you gonnaed
he/she/it gonnaed
we gonnaed
you gonnaed
they gonnaed
Past continuous
I was gonnaing
you were gonnaing
he/she/it was gonnaing
we were gonnaing
you were gonnaing
they were gonnaing
Past perfect
I had gonnaed
you had gonnaed
he/she/it had gonnaed
we had gonnaed
you had gonnaed
they had gonnaed
Past perfect continuous
I had been gonnaing
you had been gonnaing
he/she/it had been gonnaing
we had been gonnaing
you had been gonnaing
they had been gonnaing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gonna
you will gonna
he/she/it will gonna
we will gonna
you will gonna
they will gonna
Future continuous
I will be gonnaing
you will be gonnaing
he/she/it will be gonnaing
we will be gonnaing
you will be gonnaing
they will be gonnaing
Future perfect
I will have gonnaed
you will have gonnaed
he/she/it will have gonnaed
we will have gonnaed
you will have gonnaed
they will have gonnaed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gonnaing
you will have been gonnaing
he/she/it will have been gonnaing
we will have been gonnaing
you will have been gonnaing
they will have been gonnaing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gonna
you would gonna
he/she/it would gonna
we would gonna
you would gonna
they would gonna
Conditional continuous
I would be gonnaing
you would be gonnaing
he/she/it would be gonnaing
we would be gonnaing
you would be gonnaing
they would be gonnaing
Conditional perfect
I would have gonna
you would have gonna
he/she/it would have gonna
we would have gonna
you would have gonna
they would have gonna
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gonnaing
you would have been gonnaing
he/she/it would have been gonnaing
we would have been gonnaing
you would have been gonnaing
they would have been gonnaing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gonna
we let´s gonna
you gonna
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gonna
Past participle
gonnaed
Present Participle
gonnaing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GONNA


belladonna
ˌbɛləˈdɒnə
dishonour
dɪsˈɒnə
doner
ˈdɒnə
Donna
ˈdɒnə
goner
ˈɡɒnə
hizzoner
hɪˈzɒnə
honor
ˈɒnə
honour
ˈɒnə
Madonna
məˈdɒnə
Maradona
ˌmærəˈdɒnə
Murphy-O´Connor
ˈmɜːfɪəʊˈkɒnə
O´Connor
əʊˈkɒnə
Shona
ˈʃɒnə
thronner
ˈθrɒnə
ultramarathoner
ˌʌltrəˈmærəˌθɒnə
wanna
ˈwɒnə
wonner
ˈwɒnə
Yukoner
ˈjuːkɒnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GONNA

gonimoblast
goniometer
goniometric
goniometrical
goniometrically
goniometry
gonion
gonionia
gonioscope
gonk
gonococcal
gonococci
gonococcic
gonococcoid
gonococcus
gonocyte
gonoduct
gonof
gonophore
gonophoric

WORDS THAT END LIKE GONNA

anna
antenna
canna
Hanna
henna
hosanna
joanna
manna
McKenna
Minna
nanna
penna
prima donna
Ravenna
savanna
senna
sienna
Susanna
Susquehanna
Vienna

Synonyms and antonyms of gonna in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gonna» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GONNA

Find out the translation of gonna to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gonna from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gonna» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a
570 millions of speakers

English

gonna
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वाला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ستعمل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

собираюсь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vai
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

va
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boleh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

werde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

つもり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Arep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sẽ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போகிறேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचे वाटते
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

olacak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

andando
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

będzie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збираюся
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

O să
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gonna

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GONNA»

The term «gonna» is very widely used and occupies the 4.606 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GONNA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gonna

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10 QUOTES WITH «GONNA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gonna.
1
Karen Allen
I thought, I need to reinvent myself. I want every day of life to be wonderful, fascinating, interesting, creative. And what am I gonna do to make that happen?
2
Gregg Allman
Stage fright is not a thing about 'Am I any good?' It's about 'Am I gonna be good tonight?' It's a right-now thing. It helps me. If I went out there thinkin', 'Eh, we'll go slaughter 'em,' I'm positive something would go seriously wrong.
3
Nonso Anozie
As soon as I started acting in England, I got unusual roles. Although I'm 6 foot six, and agents might standardly cast me in tough guy roles or the big guy in the back, I've been very blessed to do roles that makes them think twice about how they're gonna cast me.
4
Alan Arkin
You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you're gonna take and which waves you're not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.
5
Fantasia Barrino
I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'
6
Brad Bird
Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren't gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing.
7
Benny Blanco
I try to listen to over a hundred different songs a day. I listen to every single thing. If you're just listening to pop music, you're just gonna make pop music. I listen to Adele, Yo Yo Ma, Gucci Mane.
8
Mary J. Blige
So as long as I'm a human being and I'm not perfect, I'm able to say I'm having some growing pains. Because in order to sustain where you are once you made such a breakthrough that everyone is looking at you, now everyone is like, 'Ooh, is she gonna make a mistake?' Yes, I'm going to make a mistake. Yes, I'm still gonna do things.
9
Sean Booth
They've been brought up on the best music. It's gonna be so good.
10
Meredith Brooks
I was looking at the setlist backstage and I just said, 'Oh my God, the first six songs nobody's gonna know.' But they all knew the lyrics. It just blew me away.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GONNA»

Discover the use of gonna in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gonna and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America
This new edition, featuring four new and updated chapters, will reintroduce Werner's seminal study of black music to a new generation of readers.
Craig Hansen Werner, 2006
2
Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) ...
There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all most of them.
John Pfeiffer, 2011
3
This Is Gonna Hurt
This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx is part photo, part journal—but all Nikki Sixx.
Nikki Sixx, 2011
4
If It's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die: The Power of Color in ...
Each color section begins with an illustrated Home Page that includes examples, anecdotes, and tips for using or avoiding that particular color. Conversations with the author's colleagues-
Patti Bellantoni, 2005
5
Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader
Dealing with Bob Marley as a man and myth, from his "rude boy" teens to international fame and his tragic death at the age of thirty-six, Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright then explores the larger picture, examining Marley as the ...
Hank Bordowitz, 2009
6
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places. On board pages.
Karen Beaumont, 2012
7
Brothers Gonna Work it Out: Sexual Politics in the Golden ...
Historical snapshots of American bodies over the past two and a half centuries, the essays in this volume cover such diverse subjects as sailor tattoos, maritime cannibalism in the early 1800's, birth control, rest cures for neurasthenia, ...
Charise L. Cheney, 2005
8
She's Gonna Blow!: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger
A Christian mother's guide to coping with anger.
Julie Ann Barnhill, 2005
9
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem
Like the duo's first New York Times best-seller, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, this is an inspired book to rejoice in and share. I'm Gonna Like Me will have kids letting off some self-esteem in no time!
Jamie Lee Curtis, 2002
10
Change is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for ...
In this book, the authors look back to move forward, providing specific practices that K–12 literacy educators can use to transform their schools.
Patricia Ann Edwards, Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon, Jennifer D. Turner

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GONNA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gonna is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Batman is Gonna Join the Teenage Mutant Turtles
This weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego, IDW – an independent comics publisher whose works include 30 Days of Night – and DC Comics ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
2
TUF 21 Finale bonuses: Like 'Wonderboy' isn't gonna make $50000 …
All four fighters won “Performance of the Night” bonuses; no “Fight of the Night” honor was given. UFC PR director Dave Sholler announced the ... «MMAjunkie.com, Jul 15»
3
LeBron James Says Miami Heat Are 'Gonna Be a Contender'
“They drafted the kid out of Duke, Justise, I think he's gonna be a really good player. They've added some big pieces. They signed Amar'e, ... «All U Can Heat, Jul 15»
4
David v. Goliath et Al. (Haters Gonna Hate)
At times, it can be overwhelming. That desire to do great things, crushed hopelessly underfoot, trodden into the mud beneath an army of ... «FireEngineering.com, Jul 15»
5
The governor's gonna lose his safety deposit | Sheneman cartoon
The governor is the type of super who's never around when your toilet is broken, but the second the cute girl up in New Hampshire burns out a ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
6
Liberty's motto: 'I'm gonna beat you'
Liberty Freeman, diving over Marana Marlins teammates during a practice, is in the top eight in her age group in three events in Pima County. «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
7
Alamo to the U.N.? - 'It ain't gonna happen'
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is the nation's largest collection of Spanish colonial resources. Pictured left to right, and ... «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
8
GOT TROUBLE, WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
tree down power line TREES DOWN POWER LINES — The weather isn't just bringing flood waters to our area, but also destroying trees and ... «KKOH, Jul 15»
9
'Suicide Squad' trailer: Five things we learned
Maybe as an ode to Jack Torrence from “The Shining” and his famous quote, “I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm just gonna bash your brains in,” Joker ... «HitFix, Jul 15»
10
Rauner to American Legion: We're gonna change Illinois; and more …
We've got a mess on our hands. That's the message Governor Bruce Rauner had about Illinois for the annual convention for the American ... «Illinois News Network, Jul 15»

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