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Sanga or a bikkie? All you need to know about Aussie slang

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Published 2 February 2022 at 11:55am
By Lera Shvets
Source: SBS

Fancy having a Bikkie for brekkie, or a barbie? Australian slang can leave some people scratching their heads in confusion.


Published 2 February 2022 at 11:55am
By Lera Shvets
Source: SBS


Mastering the English language may not necessarily mean you’ll understand Aussie slang.

In the second episode of the "" podcast, you’ll come to know the trademarks of the Australian dialect.

Learn about some of the best known (or not known) slang words, as well as why different parts of the country have their own accents. 

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Sanga or a bikkie? All you need to know about Aussie slang image

Что на brekkie сегодня? Bikkie или barbie? Некоторые выражения австралийского сленга любого застанут врасплох.

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Dr Alexandra Aikhenvald, professor at Central Queensland University, is one of the leading field linguists in the world. Alexandra explained the socio-economic reasons behind various Australian accents, and shared some of her own favourite words and expressions. 

Dr Ksenia Gnevsheva is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University. In this episode, Ksenia talked about the difference between the Australian, British and American accents, and also explained how some of the traits of the Australian mentality influenced the local slang.

Kerri-Lee Harding from shared some of the Indigenous words and expressions used every day in slang by First Nations people.

Listen to all episodes of in , , or . 

Australia Explained was originally created by Maram Ismail for You can also listen to the podcast in  and .


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