This week I have decided to write a blog about slang from New Zealand.
People always use in in casual conversation and also sometimes in business. I decided to share some of the more popular ones and give some examples sentences so hopefully you can try to use them at some point!
Arvo – afternoon
What are you doing this arvo?
Would you like to meet up tomorrow arvo?
Barbie – barbecue
We are having a barbie tonight, wanna come?
What should we bring to the barbie?
Chocka – full, overflowing
The train was chocka this morning.
Shibuya is always chocka.
Dodgy – bad, unreliable, not good
Kabukicho is a bit dodgy, I try not to go there.
You have to be careful on the internet there are dodgy people trying to do scams.
Down the gurgler – failed plan
The olympics are down the gurgler because of the virus.
My travel plans are down the gurgler.
Hard yakka – hard work
I’ve been putting in a lot of hard yakka studying for my exams.
Losing weight is hard yakka, you’ve got to exercise a lot.
How’s it going mate? – kiwi greeting.
We say it instead of hello! It’s sometimes a bit confusing for students but thats all it means!
Ta – thanks.
A : Here’s your cup of tea.
B : Ta!
Wop-wops – The country side.
My family lives in the wop wops.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and could learn some new slang. Cheers for reading!