Category Archives: Slang

Wanna, Gonna, Gotta and More

Have you ever heard someone say the words ‘wanna‘, ‘gonna‘ or ‘dunno‘? These are diminutives or abbreviations that shorten the full words, which have formed in the English language over time during faster conversation. When you watch movies and listen to music, especially from the United States, you will often hear contractions and diminutives (shortened words). Here are some common

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Aussie Slang: Diminutives ending in ‘ie’

A lot of people find it difficult to understand Australians when they speak. However it’s not necessarily the accent. Australia has almost a full vocabulary of slang. Here’s the secret: the majority of our slang words are shortened words or ‘diminutives’. If you want to sound like a “true blue” (slang for “real”) Aussie, try to master these words below. They are really commonly

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Aussie Slang: Introduction

One of the biggest requests I get from people is to teach them some Aussie slang. The Australian accent takes a while to get used to, but the more difficult thing is to understand is the different vocabulary that we have down here. In less than 200 years, our ancestors from the bush have somehow shortened traditional English into a collection

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