The meaning of chur is essentially thank you. You can use this classic Kiwi slang to show gratitude or appreciation. As explained above, it can also mean "sweet as" or "that's awesome".
Chur: An old classic, you may have heard this one before. 'Chur' means 'yes' and is usually followed by the word 'bro' meaning 'brother'.
Chur: Thanks/thank you. Sweet as: Cool, awesome or no problem.
It can mean sweet, awesome, yeah, good, cool, cheers. Bro & cuz – “Chur cuz” or “How's it going bro?”
1. Chur Bro – This is a shortened version of the words “Cheers” and “Brother”, so basically a way of saying thank you. 2. Cuzzy Bro – This is an affectionate term used for a person who is a good friend.
Durrie: Cigarette. “Hey bro, lend us a durrie!” Sweet as: Cool, awesome or no problem.
Cuz or cuzzie is short for cousin and is used in a similar way to bro or as an alternative. Can be used to describe males and females.
Munted – “That guy is munted as” or “I crashed my car and it's munted” This kiwi word has two meanings: when something is broken or when someone is drunk.
1. (noun) puka, Meryta sinclairii - a tree with large, shiny, leathery leaves found in warm climates and native to the Three Kings Islands and on the Hen and Chicken Islands. Fruit black and succulent. It is common as a garden tree in warmer parts of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Kia ora – hello, goodbye, thank you.
chur (New Zealand, informal) A strong voicing of agreement, approval, or thanks: awesome!, cheers!, ta!, thanks!.
'Gumboots' And 'Jandals'
Both are colloquial, loveable Kiwi icons. The Gumboot is not some type of gummy candy, it's simply your wellies or Wellington Boots to use the proper term. A Jandal is your equivalent of a flip-flop or thong (ask the Aussie's for their answer on thongs!).
This simple expression is a big cultural export, featuring frequently in our movies, memes, and shows. It's as much an essential part of the New Zealand vocabulary as 'choice', 'she'll be right', and 'yeah, nah', but the off-hand, often subconscious 'eh' has always been something of a mystery.
This is basically what Kiwis do to turn all sentences into a question. Its pronounced “ay” but that doesn't mean that's how its spelt! No-one can agree a definitive spelling so everyone just writes it the way they prefer.
(good day): Used interchangeably with hello and hi, but more characteristically Australian/New Zealand, and perhaps the most informal of these options.
New Zealand and Australia share many words. Dunny, a colloquial word for a toilet, is one of them. The public toilets in Ōtorohanga are graced with various words meaning toilet, including dunny, and the Māori term wharepaku.
How do you say thank you in Te Reo Māori? As well as being used as a greeting, kia ora is also a general expression of appreciation. Tēnā koe (to one person), tēnā kōrua (to two people), or tēnā koutou (to three or more people) also means thank you in Māori.
Although the term "bogan" is understood across Australia and New Zealand, certain regions have their own slang terms for the same group of people. These terms include: "Bevan" or "Bev" in Queensland.
Vowel Play In The New Zealand Accent
While an Australian will claim their “feesh and cheeps” are tops, New Zealanders will tell you their “fush and chups” takes the cake. You see, we Kiwis turn our short I-sounds into U's, so “fish” becomes fush and “chips” sounds more like chups.
Kia Ora is a greeting many people outside of New Zealand are familiar with. It can mean a lot of things, too! Kiwis use it to say hello, good morning, good luck, and take care. It's essentially an all-encompassing way to wish someone well.
5. Sheila = Girl. Yes, that is the Australian slang for girl.
Here in New Zealand, a biscuit is a cookie. Chips – French fries. Potato chips are referred to as “crisps”, Kiwis will also call a snack like Doritos a “corn chip”.
Kia ora is used as an informal greeting throughout New Zealand. You will hear everyone from the Prime Minister to the local shopkeeper using it in day-to-day conversation. Use kia ora to wish someone well as a greeting or farewell, to say thank you, to affirm support, or to say a friendly 'cheers'.