Australian Slangs – Greetings
G’day Mate! Welcome to Aw-stray-lee-uh (Australia).
We have tried to compile some of the Australian slang, words and phrases here for making easy to understand the language and culture. The idea is to make you feel a lot at home on your first day Down Under.
- Hey / G’day – Hello (Often combined with How ya doin’ / goin’)
- How ya goin’/ How’s it going? – How are you?
- How ya doin’ – How are you?
- How’s it hangin’? – How are you feeling?
- Not bad mate – Not bad mate (friend)
- Cheers mate – Thanks
- No worries / No drama / No Problem – That’s okay
- No wuckers – No problem
- Oi! – Hey! (Rude way to get attention)
- You’re right – No thank you. (also:What you are doing is okay)
- She’ll be apples / It’ll be right – Everything will be ok / go to plan
- See ya later – See you later
- Hoo roo/Oooroo – Goodbye
- Take it easy – Goodbye & be careful
- Have a good one – Have a good day / night / weekend / etc
- Root – synonym for f*ck in nearly all its senses, “I feel rooted”; “this washing machine is rooted”; “(s)he’s a good root”. A very useful word in fairly polite company.
- Another related word Root rat : somebody who is constantly looking for sex.
- Ta – Thanks
- Sweet – Great
- Ace! : Excellent! Very good!
- Arvo – afternoon, eg “Let’s meet for a schooner this arvo”.
- Yonks – Years, commonly used to convey an exaggerated view of time, eg “I haven’t seen you in yonks”.
- Ron – Shorter for later on, eg “I’ll save it for ron”.
- Tick – Short amount of time, 5 minutes up to an hour.
- Smoko – Any short break from work
Keep a watch more posts coming for Australian Slangs.