Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kiwi Expressions

I have been working a bit on my Kiwi expressions. Here are a few things I have been working on the last couple of days...I am soon going to be working on my Maori language...

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Kiwi Expressions

Aotearoa – Maori name for New Zealand. Also know as ‘land of the long white cloud.’

Bach – Holiday Home

Bonnet – Car Hood

Boot – Car Trunk

Boy-racer – Young hoon in fast car with a loud stereo

Bust a gut – Make an intense effort

Caravan – Trailer, mobile home

Cheers bro – Thanks mate

Chemist – Pharmacy

Chips – Pronounced “chups”, French fries

Choice – Fantastic, great

Crib – Holiday home on the South Island

Dag – Humorous person, joker, comedian

Dairy – Convenience Store

Duvet – Quilt

Flat – Apartment

Footpath – Sidewalk

Hangi – Meal cooked in traditional Maori Earth Oven

Hard Case – Strong willed, humorous person

Hard Yakka – Hard work associated with labouring

Kai – Food

Kia Ora – Maori greeting, Hello, Thank you

Kiwi – A New Zealander, Flightless Brown Bird, NOT the fruit, that is Kiwi Fruit

L & P – Lemon and Paeroa, part of Coca Cola

Maori – Indigenous New Zealanders

Marmite – Similar spread like Vegemite, not the best tasting food although missed by New Zealanders away

Metal road – Gravel road

No Worries – Traditional, national attitude

Pack a Sad – Morose, ill humored

Pakeha – Non-Maori white person

Pav, Pavlova – National dessert topped with kiwifruit

Rubbish – trash

She’ll Be Right – Not a problem

Smoko – Break

Togs – Swimsuit

Toilet – Bathroom

Tramping - Hiking

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