Australian slang, have you heard these before?!

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As you probably all know by now I did a working holiday in Australia back in 2014 so it doesn’t surprise you that after a year there you get the hang of their slang.

But getting the hang of these words does this mean you are an Australian now?! Let’s ask our Aussie friends.

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Here are a couple of slang/words that you will recognize when you have been in Australia for quit some time. These are also the ones I used the most.

♦ When you start to greet people with G’day instead of Hello.

♦ When you start greeting friends and strangers with G’day Mate.

♦ When you say let’s meet at Macca’s instead of Mc Donald’s.

♦ When you say you are going to Woolies instead of Woolworth’s.

♦ When you understand what they mean when they ask what you want them to throw on the Barbie for you. (BBQ)

♦ When you don’t look up anymore when they call their flip-flops thongs.Australian slang

♦ When you ask for a cuppa instead for a cup of tea.

♦ When you start to call football or any other ball sport footy.

♦ When you like the name fairy floss more than cotton candy.

♦ When you start to say you are in ‘Straya instead of Australia.

♦ When you start to say tomato sauce instead of ketchup and get laughed at with the way you say tomato sauce.

♦ When you say good on ya instead of well done or good for you.

♦ When you start to call any kind of candy lollies.

♦ When you start saying cheers instead of thank you.

Of course there are many more Australian slang but these are the ones I used or heard the most while in Australia.

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Do you know any Australian slang? Do you have any slang where you live?
I would love you hear them!

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8 Comments

    • February 3, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      This can come in handy if you are a first visiter indeed!

  1. February 3, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Haha zalig! Australisch klinkt steeds best bizar vind ik, ben steeds in de war of ik nou Brits hoor of niet!

    • February 3, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Ja inderdaad. Ik heb at probleem ook als ik ze apart hoor. Tezamen weet ik gelijk wie wie is. Zeer vreemd. haha

  2. February 8, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Ik gebruik echt de meeste woorden hahah. Vooral cheers, echt voor ELKE situatie. Cheers mate! En ik zeg Woolies want ik kan Woolworths nog steeds niet deftig uitspreken hahaha.

    • February 11, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Haha en wanneer je het thuis gaat gebruiken klinkt het zo raar! En inderdaad Woolies is zoveel makkelijker dan Woolworths haha

    • February 28, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      You are welcome mate! 🙂 😉

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