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Age Of Imperialism: New Zealand

New Zealand Slang

Age Of Imperialism: New Zealand
New Zealand Slang
New Zealand Sports
Famous New Zealand People

New Zealand slang has developed over time from such a diverse mixture of backgrounds that it is sometimes difficult to establish exactly what phrases and slang words are originally from New Zealand! However be assured that these words and phrases are used with regularity throughout New Zealand which will hopefully give you a better understanding of what your "Kiwi mates" are really trying to tell you!!!1


All New Zealanders speak English and many speak no other language, so it essential that any new migrants speak English well. If may take time to get used to the New Zealand accent, so you may have to ask people to talk more slowly and to repeat what they have said.


Here are some New Zealand Slangs...
Bitser - mongrel dog
ex. Tinkerbell is a bitser.
Chunder - vomit, throw up
ex. Ewww, he just chundered.
Drongo - stupid fool, idiot
ex. Caleb is a drongo.
Hard case - amusing, funny person
ex. Dave Chappelle is a hard case.
Perve - to stare,
ex. OMG that freak over there is perving at me!
Pong - bad smell, stink
ex. Give me gum, my breath pongs.

Ropeable - very angry
ex. I'm getting won't like me when I'm ropeable...
Tramping - hiking
ex. I'm going tramping.
Up the duff - pregnant
ex. d00d!!!11!111 Is she up the duff????
Yack - to speak
ex. I'm no good when it comes to public yacking.

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