10 Aussie expressions to master | G’day, mate

Sep 18, 2017 by

10 Aussie expressions to master | G’day, mate

10 Aussie expressions to master | G’day, mate

 

 

In honor of Australia Day (celebrated on the 26th January) and our laid back brothers and sisters Down Under, we’ve put together a list of ten Aussie expressions everyone should master (along with the world-famous “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, oi, oi” chant, of course!)

Aussies are as relaxed about their language as they are about life, so using some (or all) of these expressions will bring your stress levels down and help you see the world from that characteristically chilled out Aussie perspective. If you’re a foreigner living in Australia or planning to visit soon, making an extra effort to adopt some of the slang is essential for your survival as everyone from the handsome barista at your favorite coffee shop to the Prime Minister will be using it.

We’ve thrown in a few pronunciation tips at the end so you sound as authentic as possible when you test out those “g’day’s” and “good on ya’s” on your new “mates”.

1. “Aussie”

What does it mean? Obvious and easy (we hope). You won’t catch Australians calling themselves Australian. They’ll say Aussie. Why, you ask? Well, it’s shorter to start. It also sounds more friendly and cuddly, just like those koala bears you’ve always dreamed of hugging.

How do you use it? “Did you meet my friend yesterday?” “You mean the Aussie? Yes, I did.”

2. “Mate”

What does it mean? Another word for friend. Common in Britain as well, but used even more enthusiastically by Aussies, who pepper the ends of their sentences with a longer, stretched out “maaaaate” that conveys friendliness and establishes a relaxed bond between the speakers. Can also be used to start a sentence, for effect.

How do you use it? “Sorry, can you tell me what time the train leaves?”, “At 2 o’clock, mate” or “Mate. You won’t believe what I saw”.

3. “G’day”

What does it mean? General greeting, used instead of “hello”, both day and night. Often combined with “mate”, as in…

How do you use it? “G’day, mate!” (mostly used by men though, not so often by women.)

4. “How are you going?”

What does it mean? Nothing to do with where you may or may not be going. Aussies use it to ask “how are you?” or to say “are you OK?” or “do you need help (with that task)?”

How do you use it? When someone asks: “How are you going?”, you can just answer normally with a “Good, thanks” or “Good, but…” if you need help with something and the question was formulated with that angle in mind.

5. “Good on ya”

What does it mean? Short for “good on you”. Way to show approval (like “well done”, “good job”) and express heartfelt congratulations. Also used to replace expressions like “really?”, “oh yeah” etc. in casual conversation. It can also be used sarcastically, ie. when you want to be a little mean, but don’t want to actually utter a mean word.

How do you use it? Positive: “Good on ya, mate. You really aced that exam!” Sarcastic: “You broke a surf board again. Good on ya, mate.”

6. “I’m stuffed”

What does it mean? Americans would use this to mean they’re full (of food), but Aussies also use it to say that they’re tired or in trouble.

How do you use it? Depends on what you want to say. If you want to say you’re tired, just say “I had a tough day at work today. I’m stuffed.”

7. “No worries”

What does it mean? Used to mean everything from “you’re welcome” to “relax”. You’ll hear this one all the time in lots of different situations.

How do you use it? “Thanks for buying me that concert ticket.” “No worries.”

8. “Togs”

What does it mean? Swimsuit, swim trunks

How do you use it? “Don’t forget your togs, we’re going to the beach today!”

9. “Barbie”

What does it mean? Short for barbeque, not the toy you played with as a kid. Aussies are almost as committed to barbecuing as South Africans and Americans, and even holidays like Christmas are celebrated with a relaxed, sun-soaked family barbie at the beach, not a formal sit-down dinner like in Europe.

How do you use it? “Rob’s having a barbie at the beach today.”

10. “Esky”

What does it mean? Portable (drinks) cooler for short. Aussies bring their eskys with them to that said beach barbie in order to keep the drinks cool. It gets really hot in the summer in Australia, so you better have that esky on hand to keep the cool drinks flowing and your body temperature at tolerable levels.

How do you use it? “Don’t forget the esky! It’s hot out today!”

BONUS: Aussies don’t pronounce r’s at the end of words (they say “foreva”, “togetha” etc. instead of “forever”, “together”) or g’s (they say “fishin’, drivin’ etc. instead of “fishing” or “driving”). More pronunciation tips here.

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Carl’s Jr A US fast food chain is about to open its first South Australian store, in Mount Barker

Jul 18, 2017 by

Carl’s Jr A US fast food chain is about to open its first South Australian store, in Mount Barker

A US fast food chain is about to open its first South Australian store, in the Adelaide Hills. Carl’s Jr will open in the AM/PM service station on Dutton Rd on Saturday (July 22), the burger giant already has more than 3500 stores across the world. The station’s owner Frank Agostino says he chose the Mt Barker site because as a local himself, the council and community have been very supportive of his business. He has also confirmed there will be no Carl’s Jr opening at the controversial Stirling site. The store will be the third to open in Australia with sites already open in NSW and Queensland. Mr agostino ownes the exclusive rights to the chain in SA and the Northern territory saying a second SA site is already in the works, it will be a stand alone store but its exact location has yet to be revealed.

Source: http://www.powerfmsa.com.au/news/local-news/73580-us-burger-giant-about-to-open-in-mt-barker
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South Australia braces for more wild weather

Sep 29, 2016 by

South Australia braces for more wild weather

At least 75,000 homes are still without power in South Australia although the lights are back on in Adelaide’s metropolitan areas, as the state braces for more wild weather.

Premier Jay Weatherill says power is slowly returning to thousands of residents after super cell thunderstorms caused a state-wide blackout on Wednesday.

‘Overnight we’ve managed to restore all but 75,000 of the 900,000 homes to power, but we are not out of the woods yet – there is a very strong system that is approaching our west coast,’ he told the Nine Network.

 

South Australia braces for more wild weather

South Australia braces for more wild weather

Mr Weatherill said about 35,000 of the remaining homes without power are expected to have it restored on Thursday, but it’s unclear when thousands of west coast residents will be back on the grid.

‘There has been catastrophic damage to our energy infrastructure up in the north of the state so it will take considerable time to restore that,’ he said.

Recovery efforts are being hampered by the extreme weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of more wild weather to come.

It could produce wind gusts of up to 140km/h, especially along the west coast of Eyre Peninsula and up to 100mm of rain across the Adelaide Hills, bringing the risk of flooding.

Aflood warning has also been issued for Port Pirie, north of Adelaide, because of a storm surge and high waves.

The warnings come a day after wild winds ripped at least 22 transmission towers from the ground across the mid-north with about 80,000 lightning strikes hitting the state, some damaging generation facilities.

The SES responded to more than 450 calls for help on Wednesday and strike teams from Western Australia have been brought in to bolster local crews.

‘There’s still the potential for significant severe weather damage,’ said SES chief officer Chris Beattie.

‘We do have concerns for the coastal defences.’

AAP

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South Australia Super Strom | weather observations

Sep 29, 2016 by

South Australia Super Strom | weather observations
South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

 

Anyone who needs to travel on the roads this morning please take care and be aware driving conditions have been significantly reduced.

As a result of the power outage a number of intersections are without traffic lights. Slow down at any affected intersections.

Some intersections will be controlled by police and motorists need to slow down and follow their directions.

There have reports of trees and power lines across roads. Delays can be expected please be patient on the roads. Make sure you drive to the conditions and turn on your head lights.

Power has been restored at some locations throughout the state but others are still experiencing power outages. Overnight some landline and mobile telephone services were also not available.

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

 

Anyone requiring medical assistance but not able to call Triple Zero (000) are asked to attend their nearest hospital.

If you require other emergency services, please attend your nearest emergency service facility (police or fire station).

Stay tuned to your local radio station using a battery powered radio in your home or vehicle.

Residents can seek information on power outages in their local area atwww.sapowernetworks.com.au

 

South Australia weather forecasts, weather observations, flood warnings and high sea forecasts

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Adelaide Best Family Beaches | Adelaide Best Family Local Beaches

Sep 7, 2016 by

Adelaide Best Family Beaches | Adelaide Best Family Local Beaches

If you are searching for some weekend fun for you and the entire family, why not spend a day lounging, swimming, and playing at the beach? There are many wonderful beaches to choose from in Adelaide, but some that are simply more family-friendly than others.

What To Look For In A Family-Friendly Beach

 

There are many factors that make a beach a perfect family spot, a few of which include:

  • Free parking area that isn’t too far of a walk

  • Excursions and activities—water excursions, sports, jetty, nature trails, etc.

  • On-site or nearby food and beer, but you can of course bring your own

  • Other kids to play with, while not being too crowded

  • Peak hour lifeguards and patrolling

Some Of Our Favorite Adelaide Beaches

 

There are no shortage of beaches to choose from, some of our favorites being:

  • Brighton Beach

  • Christies Beach

  • Glenelg Beach

  • Henley Beach

  • West Beach

These beaches are the perfect place to enjoy some fun in the sun with the entire family. These family spots have free parking areas, and plenty of activities for a weekend of fun!

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Anti-Islam rally held by far-right group in Melbourne

Aug 28, 2016 by

Anti-Islam rally held by far-right group in Melbourne
anti-Islam rally held by far-right group in Melbourne

anti-Islam rally held by far-right group in Melbourne

Around 200 people have turned out to attend a Melbourne rally to protest what they call the “rise of Islam” in their local area.

The rally, organised by the anti-immigration group the True Blue Crew, was held at Hannah Watts Park in Melton today.

Protesters donned Australian flags, masks and signs, saying they wanted to halt the spread of Islam in their area, and across the nation.

The group called Islam a “barbaric ideology that isn’t welcome in Australia”.

A speech from United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell told supporters: “you’re either Australian or a bloody enemy and you can get out.”

 

anti-Islam rally held by far-right group in Melbourne

anti-Islam rally held by far-right group in Melbourne

Protesters then marched to the Melton City Council chanting “whose streets, our streets”.

A group of True Blue Crew members confronted another anti-Islam group, where violent slurs ensued, but were quickly abated by surrounding police.

An earlier anti-Islam rally in May this year saw violent clashes between far-right extremists and pro-Immigration supporters.

One member, Paul, who did not wish to give his last name, said the True Blue Crew “represents the Australian way of life”.

Steven Joyce, an attendee from Bendigo, said he wanted an “Australia for Australian people”.

“People come here because they want to be Australian, so they should do so and not refer to themselves as from a specific community,” he said.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten called the rally “unnecessary”.

“Australia is a diverse country and I don’t believe in fomenting religious paranoia or hatred,” Mr Shorten said today.

“That’s not the way this country works together.”

© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2016
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an attempted abduction which occurred overnight at Prospect

Aug 26, 2016 by

an attempted abduction which occurred overnight at Prospect

Police are investigating an attempted abduction which occurred overnight at Prospect.

At about 7.30pm on Thursday 25 August, a teenage girl was walking along the footpath on Charles Street near Churchill Road, when a car stopped and a man got out of the rear driver’s side passengers seat.

He approached the girl and tried to grab her however, she immediately ran off.

The suspect was then seen get back into the car which drove off along King Street.

He is described as being about 178cm tall, skinny build and wearing leather gloves and a jacket. The car is described as a silver four door sedan with shiny paintwork and star shaped alloy wheels.

The victim was not physically injured.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information that may assist police, they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or you can report online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au

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AUSTRALIAN CENSUS 2016 | ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਰਦਮਸ਼ੁਮਾਰੀ

Aug 3, 2016 by

AUSTRALIAN CENSUS 2016 |  ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਰਦਮਸ਼ੁਮਾਰੀ

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ ।।

ਗੁਰੂ ਪਿਆਰੀ ਸਾਧ ਸੰਗਤ ਜੀ ਜਿਵੇ ਕਿ ਆਪ ਜੀ ਨੂੰ ਪਤਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਅਗਲੇ ਮਹੀਨੇ (ਅਗਸਤ) ਵਿੱਚ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਰਦਮਸ਼ੁਮਾਰੀ (AUSTRALIAN CENSUS 2016) ਹੋਣ ਜਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ ਜੀ । ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਰ ਇੱਕ ਕੌਮ ਦੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਅਤੇ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ ਤੋਰ ਤੇ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਜੀ ਅਤੇ ਬਾਅਦ ਵਿੱਚ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਦੇ ਆਧਾਰ ਤੇ ਉਹਨਾ ਨੂੰ ਸਹੂਲਤਾਂ ਮਿਲਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਇਸ ਫਾਰਮ ਨੂੰ ਭਰਨ ਦਾ ਲਾਭ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵਲੋ ਸਕੂਲਾਂ, ਹਸਪਤਾਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਅਸਥਾਨਾ ਉਪਰ ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ,ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਨੂੰ ਦੂਜਿਆ ਦੇ ਬਰਾਬਰ ਮਾਨਤਾ ਮਿਲੇਗੀ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਖੇਤਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਸਹੂਲਤਾਂ ਮਿਲਣਗੀਆ ।

ਕੁਝ ਸੁਭਾਵਿਕ ਸਵਾਲ:

ਸਵਾਲ ਨੰਬਰ 1: ਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਫਾਰਮ ਕਿੱਥੋ ਮਿਲੇਗਾ ?
ਉੱਤਰ : ਇਹ ਫਾਰਮ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਘਰ ਡਾਕ ਰਾਹੀ (LETTER BOX) ਆਵੇਗਾ । ਇਹ ਅਗਸਤ ਦੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਘਰਾ ਚ ਆਉਣੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੋ ਜਾਣਗੇ। ਇਹ ਫਾਰਮ ਨੂੰ ਸਿਰਫ ਛੇ ਜੀਅ ( 6 Members) ਭਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ । ਵਾਧੂ ਮੈਂਬਰਾ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਆਪ ਜੀ Online Net ਤੋ ਫਾਰਮ ਮੰਗਵਾ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ ।

ਸਵਾਲ ਨੰਬਰ 2 : ਇਹ ਫਾਰਮ ਲਈ PR ਹੋਣਾ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ ?
ਉੱਤਰ: ਬਿਲਕੁਲ ਨਹੀ। ਆਪ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਵੀਜਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਵੀ ਆਪ ਫਾਰਮ ਭਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ । ਜੇਕਰ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਮਾਤਾ ਪਿਤਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਤੋਂ ਮਿਲਣ ਆਏ ਹੋਣ ਉਹਨਾ ਦਾ ਨਾਂ ਵੀ ਜਰੂਰ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਕਰਨਾ ਹੈ ਜੀ। ਬੱਚਿਆ ਦਾ ਨਾ ਵੀ ਸ਼ਾਮਿਲ ਕਰਨਾ ਹੈ।

ਸਵਾਲ ਨੰਬਰ 3 : ਇਸ ਫਾਰਮ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹੜੇ ਸਵਾਲ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਭਰਨੇ ਹਨ ?
ਉੱਤਰ: ਫਾਰਮ ਵਿਚ 3 ਸਵਾਲਾ ਦਾ ਧਿਆਨ ਰੱਖਣਾ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ।
1. ਜਿਸ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ (Question) ਵਿੱਚ ਪੁਛਿਆ ਜਾਵੇ ਕਿ ਤੁਸੀ ਘਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਅੰਗਰੇਜੀ ਤੋ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਦੂਸਰੀ ਕਿਹੜੀ ਭਾਸਾ ਬੋਲਦੇ ਹੋ ਤਾਂ ਉੱਤਰ (Answer) ਵਿੱਚ ਆਪ ਜੀ Other Box ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਿਖਣਾ ਹੈ ਜੀ ।

2. ਜਿਸ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ (Question) ਆਪ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਦਾਦੇ ਪੜਦਾਦੇ ਮਤਲਬ ਪਿਛੋਕੜ (Ancaster) ਬਾਰੇ ਪੁੱਛਿਆ ਹੈ ਉਸ ਉੱਤਰ ਵਿਚ(Answer) ਸਿੱਖ ( Sikh) ਲਿਖਣਾ ਹੈ ।

3. ਜਿਸ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ (Question) ਵਿਚ ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਧਰਮ ਪੁਛਿਆ ਹੈ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਉੱਤਰ (Answer) ਵਿੱਚ ਸਿਖਿਜਮ (Sikhism) ਲਿਖਣਾ ਹੈ ।

ਇਹਨਾ ਤਿੰਨਾ ਸਵਾਲਾ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਦੇਣਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ।

ਸਵਾਲ ਨੰਬਰ 4 : ਫਾਰਮ ਜਮਾ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਤਾਰੀਖ ਕਿੰਨੀ ਹੈ।
ਉੱਤਰ: ਇਹ ਫਾਰਮ ਆਪ ਜੀ 5 ਤੋਂ 20 ਅਗਸਤ ਤੱਕ ਭੇਜ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ ਜੀ।

ਆਪ ਜੀ ਫਾਰਮ Online Net ਤੇ ਵੀ ਭਰ ਕੇ ਭੇਜ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ। ਇਸ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਆਪ ਜੀ ਨੂੰ 12 Digit Number ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ ਜਿਹੜੇ ਫਾਰਮ ਦੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਗਏ ਹੋਣਗੇ।

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