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Things Australians Say Vs. What They Mean

55 translations for national conversation.

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1. "I'll be there in a sec." - There's no way I'm going to make it on time.

2. "She's alright." - I would sleep with her.

3. "Not bad." - Quite good.

4. "He's such a nice guy." - I wish I were dating him / he's out of my league / I'm out of his

5. "Wanna go to the local?" - I can't think of anything else to do.

6. "Yeh right." = I understand.

7. "Do you guys want a coffee?" – I'm asking because it would be rude. otherwise…BUT u better ask me next time you go.

8. "I haven't spoken to him/her in ages!" - I hate that person and never want to talk to them again.

9. "I'll be there." - I'll think about it.

10. "Cool." - I'm not interested in your story but I'm pretending I am.

11. "Sure thing mate." - Piss off and leave me alone.

12. "How much?!" - I'll probably still pay that amount.

13. "Affordable." -You could live here, but you really REALLY don't want to.

14. "Wonderfully priced." - There's a reason it's so cheap.

15. "Cozy." - Shit hole.

16. "Retro." - There may be mold on the walls.

17. "Sydney is so expensive." - I can't afford to live in the city but I wish I could.

18. "That's so Melbourne." - That's so fucking pretentious.

19. "Perth." - Some place I've never been.

20. "I'm gonna spend a weekend in Canberra." – I have to spend the weekend in Canberra.

21. "Tasmania was great." – Tasmania was cold but beautiful

22. "Mate." - I'm not friends with you and I don't want to be.

23. "Sorry." – Impulsively saying sorry, I don't mean it.

24. "Sorry mate." – I'm saying sorry because I should not because I want too.

25. "Maaaate." – Seriously dude?

26. "Open 9-5." - Open 9ish to 5ish.

27. ."Train delayed due to track work." - The train is running late. No one knows why.

28. "I hate public transport." - I had a bad morning.

29. "I love politics!" – Something about the current government irritates me and I like telling people.

30. "It's so cold outside." - I'm upset that I can't wear shorts.

31. "It's so hot…wanna go to the beach?" – I'm really pale at the moment and should work on a tan.

32. "Beautiful weather right?" - I have no interest in holding a conversation with you.

33. "Hotel." - Pub.

34. "I'm not racist but..." – I'm about to say something racist.

35. "I'll pay you back when I get paid." - You are never getting your money.

36. "Lets go out tonight." - Lets stay at home drinking a lot until we decide not to go out because it's too far.

37. "RSVP." - You're gonna have to put on a shirt.

38. "I love it when..." - I definitely DO NOT love it when you do that.

39. "Yeh, okay, text it to me." - If you text it to me it will be much easier to ignore.

40. "I prefer to..." - Here's what we're gonna do.

41. "Whatever." - That hurt.

42. "I'm happy." - I'm content.

43. "Game of two halves." - We lost.

44. "How good was that?" - I'm not asking you, I know it was good. Agree with me.

45. "Fair Dinkum?" - Oh really? Also, I am over the age of 50.

46. "You're such a bogan." - You are, without a doubt, a terrible person.

47. "Wanna root?" - I have never, nor shall I ever, have sex.

48. "Brunch." - Mid-morning drinks.

49. "Picnic." - Midday drinks.

50. "Afternoon tea." - Mid-afternoon drinks.

51. "BYO." - Unless you provide your own alcohol you won't be drinking.

52. "I'm gonna chuck a sickie." - Beach day!

53. "It'll be done by next Tuesday." - I'll have it ready in two months.

54. "Bastard!" - I love you.

55. "I'm in Woop Woop." - I have no idea where I am.

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