Sydney: Aussie Slang

G’day mate! Before we head on outback there’s a few things you’ll need to know. We don’t want anyone here being mistaken for a drongo (a
stupid, inept,awkward or embarrassing person; a dim-wit or slow-witted person), so we suggest you take a look around
this Australian dictionary and brush up on your
Aussie slang. You’re probably thinking you already know some of the
basics like, kangaroo and prawns, but it’s going to take a bit more than that to speak like a local.I’ll provide you
with a few here, but afterwards you’re on your own.

  • Bloke – an Aussie male who generally is a hard worker
    and does the right thing.
  • Mate – the word for friend. Mainly males and everyone in Australia is mate.
  • Onya – well done, a shortened form of "Good On You."
  • Hooroo – another way of
    saying goodbye.

Good? Got it? Great! Grab your backpack and let’s head on outback. Better yet, let’s
head on into Sydney and enjoy your stay down under.