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New Zealand Travel Tips – How To Speak Like a Kiwi Bro!

If you’re feeling like travelling to the country that is the furtherest away from pretty much anywhere else, than New Zealand is great to visit. The people there are friendly (even to Australians), the scenery is spectacular, and if you like sheep, it’s paradise! It’s just not only the place where The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit were filmed. You can check out some of my silly New Zealand Travel Tips that I’ve experienced myself, but the thing that you will need most help with is how to actually understand the unusual accent that New Zealanders have. And it’s even more weird than the Australian one!

New Zealand Travel Tips

The New Zealand accent can vary throughout the country. I’ve heard some accents that sound almost Australian, and then I’ve come across some extremely strong ones that have almost required subtitles. Even native English speakers like myself can find the accent difficult to understand, let alone, visitors where English is their second language.

The main issue is that the pronunciations can be very different. For example, the following letters are pronounced the following way:

  • ‘e’ is sounds like ‘i’
  • ‘a’ sounds like ‘e’. Or sometimes like ‘i’, or ‘u’
  • ‘i’ sounds like ‘u’
  • Many sentences can end with ‘bro’

Let me explain below with some real life examples.

Some New Zealand Travel Tips on How to Speak like one

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Milburn – capital of Victoria in Australia (Melbourne)

Peck – to fill a suitcase with clothes

Pissed aside – chemical which kills insects

Pigs – for hanging out washing with on the clothes line

Pump – to act as agent for prostitute

Pug – large pink animal with a curly tail

Nin tin dough – computer game

Munner stroney – soup, Italian style

Min – male of the species

Mess kara – eye makeup mainly used by women and drag queens

Mckennock – person who fixes cars for a living

Mere – Mayor (of a local council)

Leather – foam produced from soap when mixed with water

Lift – departed

Kiri Pecker – famous Australian businessman (Kerry Packer)

Kittle crusps – potato chips

Ken’s – Cairns (in far north Australia)

Jumbo – pet name for someone called Jim

Jungle Bills – famous Christmas carol sung by children

Inner me – enemy

Guess – vapour

Fush – marine creatures that you eat

Fush and Chips – marine creatures with potato fries

Fitter cheney – type of pasta

Ever cardeau – avocado

Fear hear – blonde

Ear – mix of nitrogen and oxygen present in the atmosphere

Ear roebucks – form of exercise at the gym

Duffy cult – not easy

Amejen – visualise, title of famous John Lennon song

Day old chuck – very young poultry

Bug hut – popular recording for musician

Bun button – been bitten by insect

Beard – a place to sleep at the end of a long day

Chully Bun – Esky or cooler box

Sucks Peck – Half a dozen beers

Ear New Zulland – an airline

Beers – large furry savage animals found in north American forests

Veerjun – mythical New Zealand maiden

One Doze – well known computer program

Duck Head – a complete idiot

Sex – one less than sivven

Iggs Ecktly – Precisely

Beggage Chucken – place to leave your suitcase at the earport

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How about you? What New Zealand Travel Tips in relation to speaking like one can you dish out? Leave a comment below with your phrase!

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  1. August 29, 2013    

    Haha I loved this – my boss, on the other hand, thinks I’m mental now x

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