Learn Kiwi (New Zealand) English through our casual conversations! Good for Intermediate level and above.
Life in NZ in 2020
Welcome back to our first episode in 8 months!
Nicki's art Instagram: @nickijackson_art
Be kind to yourself and others! Thanks for listening!
The Holiday Season in NZ
Happy New Year!!!
Long time no see.... sorry.
We had a nice, long break and are ready to make some more episodes for the Kiwi English podcast in 2020!
We talk about NZ's summer Christmas, New Years Eve, and our thoughts about 2019 and plans for 2020.
Falling Inn Love
Inn = B n B (NZ word)
She`s a beaut (Australian saying) = That`s a really nice (thing/person).
Hard Yakka (Australian saying) = Hard work
have a squizz = have a look, look and check something
stoked = really happy, really pleased
butcher something = ruin, destroy something
fawcett = tap
soda = fizzy drink
vegemite sammie = (marmite is a NZ food) sandwich.
crap = means sh*t (but softer)
gossip = casual or small conversations about other people that may not be true.
kapa haka = Maori performing arts group
Shortland Street = NZ medical drama
Studying abroad - with Chase
Our special guest, Chase, talks about studying Japanese in Hiroshima, Hiroshima dialect, what he learnt, some advice for others and about tendonitis.
`weeb` - a person who is really interested in Japanese culture and anime.
`improvisation` - doing a solo performance and making unique music without any preparation.
"What you put in is what you get out."
`blown away` - to be surprised, to be impressed.
`happy-go-lucky` - to be a happy person.
`Don`t let it get to you` - don`t worry about something
Music + being half Japanese-Kiwi with Andrew!
We talk with Andrew about his band, playing live shows and growing up in NZ as mixed Kiwi and Japanese.
Andrew`s band: Temperamental https://www.facebook.com/Temperamentalnz/
0:33 – `gig` – a musical performance or show
0:55 – Andrew talks about his bands
2:00 – How Andrew got started with music
3:30 – Andrew`s band`s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Temperamentalnz/
4:08 – `slack` – lazy; not trying very hard
8:30 – Andrew talks about growing up in NZ with his Japanese dad and Kiwi mum.
10:55 – `impeccable `– perfect and with no mistakes
16:35 – Andrew talks about his Japanese and Kiwi identity
21:15 – Andrew`s advice for other people of mixed cultural backgrounds
5. Is New Zealand safe?
We talk about crime in NZ and how to be safe in NZ.