This is the dialect of English which will help you get speaking to locals in their native accents! English is spoken differently across the world with local versions adapting accents, spelling and vocabulary. You’ll be understood anywhere English is spoken no matter which version you learn. §Learn Australian English with uTalk
Australian English has some unique vocabulary- for example, 'lollies' are sweets, a 'doona' is a duvet, and a 'barbie' is a barbecue.
Long words are often shortened after the second syllable and the ending is replaced with an ‘i.e.’ or ‘o’. For example, a refugee will be referred to as a reffo and a truck driver as a truckie.
Aboriginal words have been adopted into the language, mainly for place names, wildlife and local culture. These include the city name Canberra, dingo - a wild dog - and boomerang.
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