A list of some words and sayings I had to ask for explanations for while I was in New Zealand. They are not all necessarily New Zealand sayings, rather I just heard them said while I was there.
Pear shaped -> Go sideways, get out of hand.
Kia Ora -> Hello.
Sweet as -> That’s it just sweet as. Unless they get excited then they might throw in a bro at the end.
Tarpaulin -> Tarp. This is what a tarp is actually called.
Partner -> Applies to all couples.
Tyres -> How they spell tire.
Aluminium -> How they spell and say aluminum.
Toilet -> The bathroom.
Long drop -> Outhouse/Porta-potty. After-all, it is a long drop….
Guard Bail -> Guard rail.
Fork hoist -> Fork lift.
Windscreen -> Windshield.
Boot -> Trunk of a car.
Choice -> Awesome.
Chilly bin -> A cooler for beer.
Heaps -> A lot of something.
Torch -> Flashlight.
Mince -> Instead of ground beef they have minced beef, or just mince.