Although English is the language that is mainly spoken in New Zealand, immigrants who have chosen to move to this country and call it their new home still have got to learn how to properly communicate with the locals. The thing about New Zealand is that the locals also have an accent that not a lot can easily understand, so immigrants may have a hard time trying to understand them on their first days or weeks. Another thing about communicating is that the locals are prone to using slang, and this can be difficult for immigrants to understand.
However, immigrants are quite lucky because they can prepare for their move to New Zealand by checking out articles like this one that should help them become familiar with some of the slang used in the country. That way, they can already learn about the terms before they actually move to New Zealand soil.
This slang in New Zealand means that something has become really broken, that if one should try to put it together, it would be quite the challenge. It also means that someone has become really drunk or highly intoxicated.
It was Nora’s first time drinking at Cyrene’s party. She was really munted by the end of the night that we had to carry her back to her house.
Those who are really into surfing can be familiar with this slang. This is usually used by surfers when they have had a grand time on the waves. And when used in New Zealand, this slang actually means that someone is really happy about something.
Lisa found out that she had just won the lottery and she was pretty stoked. I think she has already started creating a list of the things that she would buy.
Chook is a slang that is used to refer to a chicken. There are also people who use this slang as a term of endearment.
I really love having chook as a meal but I have to deal with the allergies later.
In New Zealand, ‘eh’ is actually pronounced as ‘ay.’ It is a way of saying or asking, “Don’t you agree?”
Sara learned that being in a relationship is fun at first but can be quite complicated later on, eh?
When someone uses this slang in New Zealand, it means that they are saying thank you.
That chocolate mousse was definitely something. I haven’t had anything delectable in such a long time. Ta!
People in the country use this slang to mean “No.” However, it can also mean “maybe.” Of course, that would depend on the context.
Damian had been asking me to join him on a backpacking trip he had been planning. Yeah… nah. I don’t think I have the energy for that.
Free access to the many programs from Global Visa Support can help you plan your move to New Zealand: http://globalvisasupport.com/nz.html.
Verify if your plans to move to NZ would work. Speak with the expert team at Global Visa Support today: http://www.globalvisasupport.com/contacts.html