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2020.08.12 14:05

"AUSTRALIAN SLANG FOR FOOD"

Tucker – /təkə/
Tucker is a word

that Australians use for food. You will hear this word used a lot in more in country towns compared to the city.
“I’m really hungry, I can’t wait to get some tucker.”

Breakie or Breakky – /brekɪ/
Breakky is short for breakfast and is used in both the country and city areas of Australia.
“Wake up! It’s time for breakky.”

Avo – /ævo/
The avocado is an Australian favourite and this slang word may be found on many restaurant and café menus around Australia.
“Can I get some extra avo with my breakky?”

Barbie – /baːbi/
Barbequing skills are compulsory for all Australian’s and every household needs a good barbie in the backyard to cook food during the summer.
“Come to my house today for a barbie.”

Caulie – /kalɪ/
Australian’s are very busy people and no one has time to pronounce long words like cauliflower. Shortening words is a skill that many Australian’s possess and you will hear this skill used a lot while you are in Australia.
“Would you like some caulie for dinner?”

Chockie – /tʃɔkɪː/
There is nothing like a good old piece of chocolate after dinner and this word is sure bring a smile to the faces of young and old.
“Can you buy some chockie for dessert tonight?”

Cuppa – /kəpa/
One of the best ways to start your day is with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Meet up with friends or simply relax with a nice cuppa.
“Come to my place tomorrow for a cuppa.”

Sanga – /sæŋa:/
A sandwich is an easy meal to take with you to work or to school. You can buy a sanga in most cafés toasted or fresh and is an Australian favourite when covered in vegemite.
“I’ve made ham and cheese sangas for lunch today.”

Maccas – /mæka:z/
Mcdonald’s restaurants and drive throughs can be found all over the world, but Australia is the only place that calls it Maccas.
“I don’t feel like cooking. Let’s go to Maccas tonight for dinner.”
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  • Mami 2020.08.12 14:08

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    I didn't know Caulie and Sanga!😂
  • Aya 2020.08.12 14:12

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    When I was in Cairns, I certainly heard the word "breakky" a lot.
  • Ellie 2020.08.12 15:21

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    Interesting
  • Jake Cotter 2020.08.12 19:02

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    My man

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