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Aussie English for the Beginner HTML version

 

Aussie English for the Beginner HTML version

Australian English has developed a rich and distinct vocabulary that some would say reflects our dry wit and occasional wisdom. Explore the origins and meanings of our common Australian words and idioms, and test your knowledge of Australian English.

The definitions in Aussie English for the Beginner have been provided by the Australian National Dictionary Centre and the cartoons developed by David Pope.

Explore the HTML version

Use the navigational links on the right to explore the HTML version of the Aussie English for the Beginner interactive, many of which take the form of slideshows containing descriptions of Australian words and idiom, starting with Abbreviations.

Explore the interactive version

Launch Aussie English for the Beginner Flash interactive (requires Flash)

Related links

Visit the online Nation exhibition to see more information about Australian English

The Aussie English Publications published by NMA Press are currently out of print. Reprint is currently under consideration.