Examples of Australian English

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I'm proud to be an Aussie.
I'm proud to be an Australian.
//aɪm præɔd tə bi ən ˈɔzi//

Australians refer to themselves as Aussies.


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Let's have a barbie on the weekend.
Let's have a barbecue on the weekend.
//lets hæv ə ˈbɐːbi ɔn ðə wiːkˈend//

The word barbie is a typical shortening.


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He's a good bloke.
He's a nice man. .
//hiːz ə gʊd bləʉk//

Australians use the word bloke as well as the word guy.


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Yesterday I went to the beach and I had a lot of fun.
//ˈjestədeɪ ae went tə ðə biːtʃ /ənd æɪ hæd ə lɔt əv fɐn//

Notice the rising intonation in this declarative sentence. 


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No worries, mate.
No problem, my friend.
//nəʉ ˈwɐriz/meɪʔ//

The word mate is used much more than the word friend. This may have to do with the fact that a lot of the original Australians came from in or around London where the word is very common.


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I'm from New South Wales, Australia.
//aem frəm njʉː sæɔθ waelz/ɔsˈtræɪlɪə //

Notice the pronunciation of new which is similar to RP.


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Do you wanna hang out later this avo?
Do you want to meet later this afternoon?
//dʒʉ ˈwɔnə hæŋ æɔʔ ðɪs ˈævəʉ//

The word avo is a typical shortening found in Australian English.


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I don't think my accent is as strong as other people. It depends a lot where you are from in Australia.
// ae dəʉn θɪŋk maɪ ˈæksent ɪz əz strɔŋ əz ˈɐðə ˈpiːpəl// //ɪt dɪˈpenz ə lɔʔ wɛə jə frɔm/ɪn ɔsˈtræɪlɪə
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Notice the glottal stop in lot.


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Can you please park the car in the garage?
//kən jʉ pliːz pɐːk ðə kɐː ɪn ðə ˈgærɐːdʒ//

Notice the pronunciation of park which is not like RP or American English.


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Last week I was out and about.
//lɐːst wiːk ae wəz æɔʔ ənd əˈbæɔʔ//

Notice the glottal stop in last, out and about.


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