#AUSSlang: The Australian way

People from different part of the world have their own way to say things. Even though Australians speak English, like British & Americans, there are some words or slang which are unique to people from the country.

In this post, I’ll share some slang of the most common slang you might find in Australia. Let’s start!

  1. US: Cup of coffee | AU: Cuppa
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Example: Would you like any sugar in your cuppa?

 

  1. US: Biscuit | AU: Biccie
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Example: The best way to start your day is with a glass of warm milk and some biccie.

 

  1. US: Breakfast | AU: Breakkie
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Example: Do you prefer chicken porridge or nasi uduk for breakkie?

 

  1. US: Afternoon | AU: Arvo
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Example: It’s a very tiring day. Let’s have an arvo nap.

 

  1. US: Umbrella | AU: Brolly
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Example: Always keep a brolly with you wherever you go. Especially in the raining season.

 

  1. US: Sunglasses | AU: Sunnies
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Example: Oversized sunnies are trending now thanks to Syahrini.

 

  1. US: Track pants | AU: Tracky dacks
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Example: Rihanna seems to like this green tracky dacks a lot.

 

  1. US: Convenience store | AU: Milk bar
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Example: Let’s go to a milk bar and grab something to eat.

 

  1. US: Chocolate | AU: Choccie
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Example: I really should stop eating so much choccie.

 

  1. US: Candy | AU: Lollies
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Example: I don’t mind living off lollies, but my dentist wouldn’t approve.

 

  1. US: Guy | AU: Bloke
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Example: Despite his attitude, he turned out to be a very nice bloke.

 

  1. US: Girl | AU: Bird
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Example: She’s one of the most determined bird you might ever find on TV.

 

  1. US: Flip flops, sandals |AU: Thongs
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Example: Somebody left these thongs outside. Are they yours?

 

  1. US: Lipstick | AU: Lippy
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Example: I always keep at least one lippy in my purse.

 

  1. US: Gas station | AU: Servo
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Example: Fortunately we found a servo in time. I almost ran out of petrol.

 

Alright! There goes 15 Australian slang you might want to know, especially if you’re planning to go to Australia.

 

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

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^MQ

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