|Jandals||Flip flops. e.g. Havaianas|
|Jumper||A jersey or sweatshirt|
|Kai||Maori word for food|
|Kiwi||Can refer to either a New Zealander, or the country’s national bird.|
|Mean||An adjective to describe something as really amazing or awesome.|
|Mint||Loosely translates to “cool”, or “awesome”.|
|Not even||Loosely translates to “No way” or “That’s not true”, but can be used in various different contexts.|
|Ow||This can be combined with “Not even” and is used somewhat like an exclamation mark.|
|Reckon||It is a synonym for the word “think”, for example instead of saying “I think so” you could say “I reckon”.|
|Scull||To drink a usually alcoholic drink in one go without stopping.|
|Shot||Has various meaning like, expressing thanks, expressing joy, or to give encouragment.|
|Shout||This is the Kiwi form of the verb ‘to treat’, such as treating someone to a meal or a drink.|
|Suss||Has 2 different meanings, 1- To take care of a task. 2- To describe something suspicious.|
|Sweet as||Means ‘no problem’, or sometimes can just mean a simple “OK”.|
|The wops||Really far away, the middle of nowhere. e.g. She lives out in the wops.|
|To the days||This is pinned to the end of a word or phrase, and means ‘extremely’ or ‘very’.|
|What a sad guy||This is said when someone does something super uncool.|
|Yeah nah bro||Basically means “Umm” or can just be used to fill space, can be used to start a convo if nothing else to say|
New Zealand Travel Information
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