Isn’t it bad to be sick? How long will the footprints on the moon last?

XD. I do think I went overboard adding warmth to the last photo, lol. But it’s weird how it’s not that big of a deal here. I love this post. Or a pat on the back. Maybe it is something those in the States say more. Here are some of the funniest Aussie expressions around. For example: Adam: They were at least 4 foot. Cheers sherry, Such a good point there – that ‘I’m fine’ doesn’t necessarily mean we’re fine and it’s often a quick and easy response to mask how we really feel. There’s another Australian word that’s a synonym for “crikey.” If you forgot, a synonym is a word or phrase that means the same or nearly the same as another word or phrase. Watch this video clip by John Williamson. Crazy. Here are a few more examples with an Australian accent and with typical Australian abbreviations and slang.

Share with your Aussie mates and backpacker friends! As with most dialects of English, it is distinguished primarily by its vowel phonology. Hot tip: Learn the difference between "yeah, nah" and "nah, yeah". Hello.

My Chinese-Malaysian relatives who speak mainly Cantonese reckon ‘G’day’ is comical and a joke: to them ‘G’day’ spoken with broad Aussie accent sounds like ‘Go die’. John: The beach was fully sick! Phonologically, it is one of the most regionally homogeneous language varieties in the world.
I can’t explain it, it just is. It’s all so true though, and I love it. In: Richard J. Watts and Peter Trudgill. Want to hear how all of this sounds when a native Australian is speaking English? This is simply a synonym for friend. And the people seem so friendly.

honour our Australian day celebrated on 26th Jan every year. [citation needed]. If someone asks you how your weekend was, the typical reply from (male) Australians is “Maaaate.” Used in this way, it means, “OMG! Some variations of this phrase include: How you going? It’s not hard to believe: ‘Good-dayyy’ = ‘Gooo-dieee’; depending on how the words ‘die’ and ‘day’ are pronounced, they can sound pretty similar. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc, or its affiliates. When someone greeted me in Australian-speak, it always took a moment for me to realise that they were actually saying hi to me. ‘Howdy’ also crops up every now and then as a greeting in Australia. True, many Australians are generally friendly and are up for a chat . In fact I quite like that one with “how’s it hanging?” In Swedish we might have something similar: Och du hänger med fortfarande? Thank you so much. ‘Hey guys’ does seem to be an American greeting. “Dinkum” originally came from a Chinese dialect and can be translated to mean “true gold” or “good gold.” There were many Chinese people searching for gold in Australia in the 1800s. [28] Like the other two varieties in that group, Australian English pronunciation bears some similarities to dialects from the South-East of Britain;[29][30][31][32] Thus, it is non-rhotic and has the trap-bath split although, as indicated above, this split was not completed in Australia as it was in England, so many words that have the bath vowel in Southeastern England retain the trap vowel in Australia. Going where! When I first moved back to Australia, whenever someone asked me ‘How’s it going’, I’d go, ‘Ummm’. The first and most important thing to remember when practicing your Australian accent is to be lazy. But like many greetings, you can give any answer you like .

Your email address will not be published. The history of southern hemisphere Englishes. It’s nice to know how people say it in other countries. In Italian it is the same: “Come Va?” .. how it goes?… A dart may also be referred to as a “durry” or “smokes”. How old was queen elizabeth 2 when she became queen? You take care ❤, Loved the post, dear Mabel. These people are “true blue.” They’re all real, honest Australians.
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