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What are some Kiwi sayings?

The Best 10 Kiwi Slang Words, Phrases and Kiwi-isms for International Students to Understand

  1. Sweet as. This is what Kiwis say when we mean ‘no problem’, ‘awesome’ or ‘cool’.
  2. Chur/Choice.
  3. Bro or Cuz.
  4. Eh/Ay/Aye.
  5. All good/No Worries.
  6. Keen.
  7. Heaps.
  8. Crack up.

What is the most common New Zealand phrase?

Sweet as- “This road trip is sweet as” This phrase is probably the most common NZ slang phrase.

What is a typical New Zealand greeting?

Kia Ora – A friendly and traditional Maori greeting for Hello and Thank you.

How do you say cheers in NZ?

14 New Zealand (Kiwi) Slang Terms You Need to Know

  1. Kia Ora – Maori word for hello.
  2. Cheers – Thanks.
  3. Chocka – Full.
  4. Choice – Excellent, great; expressing something as positive.
  5. Cuzzie or cuz – Meaning cousin – used as a term of address for a friend.
  6. Dodgy – Bad, unreliable.
  7. Good on ya – Well done, congratulations.

How do you say love in NZ?

1. much love, with deep affection – often used in signing off letters to friends.

What do Kiwis call thongs?

A Jandal is your equivalent of a flip-flop or thong (ask the Aussie’s for their answer on thongs!).

How do Kiwis say happy birthday?

Rā Whānau kia koe is the most common way to say ‘happy birthday’ in Te Reo Māori.

What are the most common phrases in New Zealand?

So, these are 10 common phrases used in New Zealand which you will get to hear every day during your stay in New Zealand. Apart from these, “chur” means “cool”, shark ‘n’ taters means fish ‘n” chips, “cuz” is an affectionate term for friends or cousins and the list goes on and on.

Is it hard to understand slang in New Zealand?

New Zealand slang can be quite hard to understand especially on top of our fast and harsh sounding accent. Sometimes it can seem like Kiwi English is an entirely separate language! Which is why I’m going to teach you some common New Zealand phrases and lingo!

What does the word choice mean in New Zealand?

“Choice” is a versatile word in New Zealand, and pretty much means anything that’s positive — “ok,” “cool,” “I agree,” “I understand,” “It’s been good.” And every Kiwi knows that a bro isn’t necessarily a brother — though they could be. A bro is anyone from a good friend to a random stranger. Cuz is used in the same way.

Is there a sign language in New Zealand?

Temporary travel restrictions are in place. Learn more on the official COVID-19 website. Officially, New Zealand has three languages; New Zealand English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language. However, New Zealand slang words are a language all on their own.