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The first few months I converse with the kiwis here, I was somehow clueless of certain words that they used. As I don't want to misunderstood what they had said, I asked them to tell me the real meaning.
I just want to highlight some of the words and phrases I hear almost every day whenever I intereact with kiwis. I would also give some examples of conversations using the words. Not all the conversations really took place bcs I can't really recall my own conversations. Pardon me if I have to create some examples.
- Sweet as....
Me: Look at this painting that my daughter did.
Tania: Sweet as. She's quite good.
- Good as gold.....
Me: Is it okay if I pay you tomorrow?
Sarah: Good as gold, mate, good as gold.
Me: We should meet during school holiday. I'll text you when I'm free.
Michelle: Help yourself at the kitchen if you want a cuppa.
Me: Okay I will. (though the first time I heard this I didn't know the meaning)
Annette: Don't forget to bring your kids togs tomorrow.
Me: Why? Is it going to be a "Water Day" tomorrow?
Annette: Yup, love.
- Good on ya, mate....
Child: Mum, I can climb on the slide!
Mommy: Good on ya, mate.
I guess that's all that I share for the time being.