More than footprints?phrasebooks have been lovingly compiled by readers from around the world to arm you with a few words and phrases for your next destination. From basic vocabulary such as 'Yes', 'No' and 'Thank-you', and simple structures like, 'Where is the..?' and 'How much is this?' to the more advanced, 'Are you sure this is a different temple?' and 'Is that a ghost?!'. Enjoy, or as they say in France, 'Cafe au lait!'
Compiled for More than footprints by James Schofield (Australia) & Martin Stevenson (England)
Pronunciation: It would be impossible to adequately express, in text, how welcome you feel when you walk into a party and an Aussie friend says, 'MATE!!' (usually followed by "He's a Pom, but he's alright!"). Try some of the phrases below, preferably with a few tinnies, and with a little practice, 'You'll be right, mate!'
yes - Yes, mate no - No, mate please - Ah go on, mate thank-you - Maaaate! hello - MATE! goodbye - See ya, mate mate - Ya bastard! Excuse me - Oi mate! Good morning - G'day Good afternoon - G'day Good evening - G'day Good night - Are you sure you can still drive mate? How are you? - How ya goin'? I'm fine, thanks - No worries, mate Do you speak English? - Er...mate? I don't understand - Er...mate? My name is... - Bruce. How ya goin'?
gas station - servo petrol - gas car - Holden
restaurants & food
Cheers - Cheers! BBQ - barbie sausages - snags prawns - shrimps tomato sauce - dead horse off licence - bottlo cans of beer - tinnies bottles of beer - stubbies beer - piss Chilly-bin (insulated box for keeping beers cold - Esky flies - blowies
other useful phrases
You idiot! - Ya dropkick! (the origins of this phrase lie in the rhyming slang, 'dropkick punt') Englishman - Pom Englishman who's tired of losing at cricket - Whinging Pom Australian Rules football - footy Association Rules football - soccer get angry - cut sick Ok/I agree - Fair dinkum