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Australian "Aussie" slang is a distinctive and diverse way of speech, a lingo full of colourful idioms and meanings.



Australian dictionary of everyday terms, idioms and popular phrases

Aussie Slang

Aussie slang phrases and commonly spoken colloquialisms and Australian sayings

Idioms & Phrases

It's hard to imagine such a dialect sprouting from a vast continent often referred to as a sunburnt country and the Land Down Under. Aussie slang is a truly interesting and diverse way of talk, a lingo full of colourful idioms and meanings. To the ears of a first time listener, this strange jargon is a collection of colloquialism of what may sound like gibberish, abracadabra, doublespeak, and mumbo jumbo terminolgy which could be mistaken for a local language mixed with buzz words like cobber, roo, arvo, drongo, along with assorted slang vulgarism. The tongue and terminology of this strange and humorous language communication and conversation has its beginnings as far back as the days of the early colonial settlers. It's a memorandum or manifest of phraseology and prose found and expressed in a series of localism terms. This one-of-a-kind Aussie speech and verbalisation is a somewhat trite language, voice, and system of Australian words for discourse. It's colloquial language of terms, idioms and phrases.

The correct pronunciation of Australian words, terms, sentences and expressions

Scheme Of Pronunciation

The pronunciation of most Aussie words is indicated simply by placing an accent ( ' ) immediately after the accented syllable. The division of words into syllables in English is more or less arbitrary, and advantage has been taken of this to show differences of pronunciation in vowels. Where the accent comes after the vowel this is usually pronounced long, but where the accent follows a consonant, the vowel of that syllable is to be taken as short; thus, sa'vour with a long a, but sav'age, with a short a; crit'tical with a short vowel, cri'sis with a long one. Words of one syllable are not shown with an accent and the silent e (e.g. at the end of words such as bite, abate, etc.) is ignored. For most words this indication of the stress will be found enough, but wherever the spelling is misleading, or there is some peculiarity of pronunciation, this is explained in brackets immediately after the word, e.g. enough' (i-nuf') laugh (laf), raise (-z), usually only the doubtful syllable or an Aussie letter being indicated.

Australia's most popular larrikin Paul Hogan of crocodile Dundee fame!

Australian Slang Dictionary

The arrangement and archive of concise information is a reference dictionary or wordlist revealing the uniqueness of how an Australian citizen may verbalise and render certain words and phrases in everyday speech. It is an articulation and introduction to learning and understanding the culture and speech of a foreign country and its bronze Aussie people. What you will find here is an expression of voice and the pronunciation and provincialism commonly spoken in every state and territory of Australia. The usage of this fascinating talk and the use of specific wording isn't twaddle, nor is it balderdash, doublespeak, colloquialisms, but a colourful and vibrant way of expressing oneself. There are many reasons for the success of this living and ever changing language. One lies in the choice of vocabulary -- a selection which prefers commmon words such as no worries, bloody oath, larrikin which are in daily use and that lead to larger words seldom met within normal speech.

Australian Strine is an abbreviation and term for Australia

Strine

The Koala is a famous and well loved marsupial of the Land Down Under Australia

Common Spoken Words

Quickly master and understand commonly spoken Australian words and expressions. Capture the meaning of everyday phrases with correct pronunciation. The localised colonial vernacular and vocalization is easily heard no matter whether you're visiting a city or driving in the "Whoop Whoop" better known as the outback of Australia.

Whoop Whoop
The bronzed Aussie is a term given to a sun tanned healthy Australian bloke

Everyday Slang Phrases

Australian slang is the uniqueness of how an Australian citizen may verbalise and render certain phrases in everyday speech. The usage of this fascinating talk isn't twaddle, but a colourful strine and vibrant way of expressing oneself. It is an introduction to learning and understanding the culture and speech of bronzed Aussie people.

Bronzed Aussie
Big red is a beer drinking kangaroo

Collection of Colloquialism

Learn vocalised terms and everyday speech and humour commonplace from the Land Down Under. Commonly spoken phrases and colloquialism you will hear no matter whether you're in the state of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania or the (ACT) Australian Capital Territory.

Fair Dinkum


Aussie speech and its verbalisation is a somewhat trite language, and a collection of Australian words for discourse.

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