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2021.09.01 14:15

Hello! I’m Drew, from Australia.

I have had a few people ask

me about Australian Slang, so i’m making a list to help anyone who might be curious 😊

Mate - This means friend, most of the time. But strangers can call each other mate as a form of mutual respect. Usually you say this to men, and not women.
Example: You are looking for the Bread in a supermarket, so you approach an employee who is stacking shelves. “Excuse me, mate. Where would I find the bread aisle?”

Arvo - This is a casual way to say ‘Afternoon’

Bottle-O - This means ‘Liquor Shop’ or a place to buy alcohol.

Brekky - This means breakfast!

Maccas - Mcdonalds

Esky - This means ‘Cooler’ as in a portable cooler.

Bogan - A rude, impolite person. Usually with a thick Australian accent. This is an insult.

No worries - ‘No problem’ ‘Don’t mention it’

Servo - This means service station, or gas station.

Tea - This means ‘Dinner’. (Example: “Tea’s ready!” “What did you have for tea last night?”

Bloody - This is a way to emphasise something. Used in the same context of the F word. This is a generally tame word, but is still considered a curse word amongst many people, especially older generations.

There are plenty more slang words to learn if you are moving or travelling to Australia! If you would like to learn more, send me a message! I’d be happy to help translate 😊😊

Have a good night!
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  • nokyung 2021.09.01 14:18

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    It’s good
  • Kanon 花音 2021.09.01 14:19

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    Do you guys say “how are we” instead of saying “how are you”?!
  • Michi 2021.09.01 14:22

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    And "ute"😏😏
  • Drew 努竜 2021.09.01 14:24

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    @Kanon 花音 Yes! I say this all the time, especially when addressing multiple people. I even say this at work when i’m serving customers. I usually say either; “Hey, how are ya?’ “How’s it goin’, mate?” “How are we?” Or sometimes if there is a large crowd, I would say “How are we all?” Although, I do work in an environment where we are friends with our customers. So I wouldn’t say these casual things if you are working a corporate job. Hope this helps!
  • Drew 努竜 2021.09.01 14:25

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    @Michi Yes😂 Ute. Utility vehicle. Americans call these ‘Trucks’
  • Kanon 花音 2021.09.01 14:27

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    @Drew 努竜 wow thanks for your explanation in detail!! Thats very interesting! When I heard it for the first time, that’s kinda unexpected for me and i thought they were saying “Hawaii” 🤣 Anyway how can I answer the question? Like can I answer I’m good?
  • Drew 努竜 2021.09.01 14:36

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    @Kanon 花音 Hawaii😂😂 Answering is very easy! Any answer you can give to ‘How are you?’ is valid! ‘I’m good’ ‘I’m well’ ‘Yeah, i’m doin’ alright mate, yourself?’ (If you want to sound truly Australian 😂)
  • Ana Caroline Martins 2021.09.01 14:39

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    I didn't know about "Tea"! Thanks very much, I really appreciate it!
  • Kanon 花音 2021.09.01 14:39

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    @Drew 努竜 😂😂 Oh okay! That’s interesting!! Haha I’ll try 😂 and last question!! Girls also say “mate”?? 🤔
  • Drew 努竜 2021.09.01 14:39

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    @Ana Caroline Martins You’re welcome
  • Drew 努竜 2021.09.01 14:41

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    @Kanon 花音 Girls CAN say mate. It is not that common, and is usually said to men. Girls sometimes call their friends ‘mate’ in a joking manner. I Mostly when I hear girls saying mate, it is Policewomen or my mother scolding me 😂😂
  • Kanon 花音 2021.09.01 15:03

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    @Drew 努竜 hahah I see so I won’t use it that much except for jokes 😂
  • Kanon 花音 2021.09.01 15:03

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    @Drew 努竜 thanks!!
  • Riko 2021.09.02 02:26

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    It’s really helpful! I’ve never heard Esky in Australia! It’s really interesting:))

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