G’day mates! So my Australian vocabulary continues to develop and that means it is time for another installment of your Australian Lingo Lesson. How have you incorporated the last vocabulary lesson into your everyday speak? Have you ‘verballed’ anyone? Perhaps you’ve asked someone for their ‘mobile’ number or had to change a ‘nappy’. One thing is for sure: you are ready for some new words, and you’re in luck. Enjoy (and yes, you will be quizzed on this…)!
G’day – hi
Arvo – afternoon
Brekky – breakfast
Have a think – think about it
Heaps – lots
Petrol – gasoline
Queue – line
Footy – Football (This kind of football)
Serve – serving (as in “daily ‘serve’ of vegetables” — they do the same thing with ‘cover’ instead of ‘coverage’, as in “Up to $1 million life cover depending on your age”. Sounds a bit weird)
Alrighty, now you have a whole new set of words to try out on unsuspecting loved ones. But just in case you need a little practice, you can test your knowledge below:
Stay tuned for more lingo!