Sunday, January 26, 2014

Aussie Slang 101!

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
Oi! Oi! Oi!
Parang Mabuhay! na pagbati ng mga Pilipino.

Ayon sa Wikipedia:
Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.[2]

In contemporary Australia, the holiday is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve, announcement of the Australia Day Honours list and addresses from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. It is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, unless it falls on a weekend in which case the following Monday is a public holiday instead. With community festivals, concerts and citizenship ceremonies, the day is celebrated in large and small communities and cities around the nation. Australia Day has become the biggest annual civic event in Australia.[7]

Para naman sa mga kaganapan o programa partikular sa estado ng Queensland: Australia Day QLD

At dahil ngayong taon ang January 26 ay linggo, ang sumunod na araw na lunes ay deklaradong holiday ayon sa kanilang batas.

Apat na taon na akong nakiki-Australia Day. Naglipana ang mga anik-anik: bag, flag, damit, laruan at kung anu-ano pang mga bagay na may disenyo ng Australian flag.

Ang Britanya ang nakasakop sa bansang ito, kaya ang kanilang wika ay British-English, samantalang ang Pilipinas ay American-English. Naalala ko nuong unang pag-apak ko sa bansang ito at nakakausap ng Australyano na hindi ko naintindihan, pakiramdam ko hindi ako marunong mag-ingles. Iba ang kanilang accent hindi rin tulad ng mga Briton. Si Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman at Nicole Kidman mga kilalang actor na Australyano.

Ngayon, madali na para sa akin na i-distinguish kung ang isang foreigner ay Amerikano, Briton o Australyano sa kanilang mga accent.

Para naman sa konting orientasyon. Heto ang ilang Aussie lang na dapat nyong malaman.

Aussie                   American           
* Mate                  Friend                  
* Heaps                 A lot/ lot            
* Reckon              Think                   
* Toilet                  Restroom           
* Lift                     Elevator      
* Take-away         Take-out 
* In-here/Having here               Dine-in
* Mils                    Mililiter
* Brekkie               Breakfast
* Chips                  French Fries
* Mozzies              Mosquitoes
* Eski                    Coleman
* Zed                     letter Z
* Drive-away         for cars: Cash

* Arvo                   Afternoon
* Hen's Night         Bridal Shower
* Bucks Night        Bachelor party
* BYO                   Bring Your Own
* Bub                     Baby
* Barbie                 Barbeque
* Bloke                  Man
* Dinkum/ Fair Dinkum              True
* Fair Go               A chance
* Footy                  Football
* G'day                  Hello
* Kindie                 Kindergarten
* Maccas               Mc Donalds
* Rego                   Registration
* Sanga                 Sandwich
* Petrol                 Gas
* Sickie                 Sick day from work
* Smoko               Smoke or coffee break
* Ute                    Pick-up track
* Yakka                Work
* Fortnight            2 weeks
 

Eksena sa Jollibee.
"Tita ano pong gusto nyong orderin" sabi ng pamangkin ko.
"Chips lang". sagot ko.
"Tita wala pong potato chips dito, sa grocery po madami!"....