(EN) – Translations of Australian English words into American English | Fiona Lake


This page lists translations for some of the ordinary words used in Australia that differ from English spoken in other countries, in particular, America.

For other-language translations of Australian outback and agricultural words, refer to the rural pages, and for explanations of the meaning of Australian outback words (and a good laugh – many are very witty), refer to the photo captions in the books “Biggest Mobs – Longest Shadows”, “Life as an Australian Horseman” & “A Million Acre Masterpiece”.  The latter book also includes an 8 page glossary.

The basic words used in the countries that have English as a first language (in particular Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada and America) are mostly the same or similar enough not to impede understanding between these countries, however there are a vast number of words and expressions that are unique to each country. And some of these differences do …

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