“She’ll be right!”
It’ll all work out.
“Nah mate, don’t you worry… she’ll be right.”
An alternative to saying ‘thanks’ or ‘cheers’.
Another expression for ‘no’. Because us Kiwi’s like to be unnecessarily confusing sometimes.
“Oh, um, yeah… nah.”
When something is full. Can refer to objects or your stomach.
“Blimey, I’m feeling chocka!”
Short for ‘brother’ but used (excessively) as a relatively gender-neutral term of endearment for close friends.
“Hey bro, good to see you!”
A word that describes feeling really, really chuffed about something.
“I’m super stoked with this weather.”
Referring to a cup of tea of coffee.
“It’s been a long day. Time for a cuppa.”
When something is essentially f*cked.
“The car? Yeah, it’s pretty munted.”
Taking the long route to get somewhere; often used to pretend one is not lost.
“Where are we?!”
“… we’re going on a tiki tour.”
Congratulations! You just navigated the wild and treacherous landscape of Kiwi slang… now you’ve just got to understand that damn accent.
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