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How Not To Suck At Speaking Aussie (Part 1)

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course, Mate!

    • 2. Quick Tip To Help You Sound Like An Authentic Aussie (The “Aussie Comma!”)

    • 3. What Is A Glottal Stop?

    • 4. What Not To Say To Aussies

    • 5. How To “Mate” (PG-Friendly)

    • 6. How To G'Day

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G'day mate!

In this 12-minute course, you'll learn the basics for nailing the Australian accent!

Potential use cases:

- Impress your mates at your next barbie
- Great conversation starter for your next Tinder date
- Land an acting job for an Aussie movie role
- Decipher the Australian lexicon

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Let's do this!

About your instructor!

As a native inhabitant of the land down under, Michael (host of Economics Explained on YouTube) knows a thing or two about this peculiar island dialect.

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1. Welcome To The Course, Mate!: Australian a dialects spoken by a select tribe. A tribe from the land down under. No, no, not there. That's Antarctica. Pan the camera up a little bit. A little bit more. Perfect, right there. Hold the shot. Yes. That island, an island inhabited by kinda caught wrong island guys. That's Tasmania. It's literally the iron rod about that one. Yeah. That one right there. Perfect. Now we are, yes, Of course, astray Leah, for many of the Australian lexicon, is perplexing off role in what will it doesn't make sense to walk up to a random stranger and call them your life Patna are all night as we say. Why does this Australian tried assigned so many nicknames to common nouns words like Ricky, chewy and stubby. If all of these sounds intimidating, Don't worry. Together, we will decipher the Australian lexicon not once and for all. By the end of this course, you'll be speaking like a true Woolsey bloke or perhaps a sheila. Don't worry, that's a compliment, will cover it later. So are you ready to get started? Of course you are. Without further delay. Let's get right to it. 2. Quick Tip To Help You Sound Like An Authentic Aussie (The “Aussie Comma!”): One quick tip. The sounding more like an authentic palsy is to pronounce words that end with an eye, our URL, or an L with a short I sound. This is known as the OSCE coma. For example, consider the word vanilla or dilemma, as in the ice cream shop is Adam Bonilla. This is a serious dilemma. Now, before we go any further, it's important to keep in mind that this rule doesn't always work. Every language has exceptions that said, this pronunciation rule is applicable to most words that end with the slit is if you're an American, it might help to think of this pronunciation tip as similar to a Bostonian accent. For instance, picture a man from the outback going to Harvard. My, uh, could've sworn I pack the cod have at Yad noise. Now, let's check out a few more examples. Consider the following sentence. All I have an idea, let's go scuba diving. Also notice the would do arriving is contracted as dog. And all of these often contract words, surfing becomes Serfin, running becomes R1 and so on. We'll cover this in greater detail later on in the course. Now, let's try some words like, Hey, I don't think we should go scuba dive in, in this river. Have you seen the bloody wetter? Now, let's take a gander at words that end with an r or, or out and let's put it all together with everything else. He goes it may, we can't see that in this river, especially not this early of an hour. I've even seen the body whether cranky, what she basic ITA, remarkable. I can already tell you'll get the hang of it. Now, let's put your tongue to the test. I'm going to say some words that end in these letters and you'll repeat them back. Now you're ready. Awesome. Let's do it. Pull up Bay, polar bear. Brava, brava. Soda. Soda. Yeah. Yeah. Horror. Horror. Nowhere, Nowhere. Scala. Scala to two. Now, Let's put all of it together, shall we? My brother and I, we were in Antarctica. The land down onto the land down under way it literally out of nowhere. A poll of Ed tried to devour up to a God, which much to my horror, lifting with caught the nasty scar. But yeah, I mean, what can you expect? All we had was a soda to defend himself. Noyce were to make this sound even more fluid. Let's now discuss in the following lists and how to use the glottal stop. 3. What Is A Glottal Stop?: Hi, Yes, the t flat, all the glottal stop, but that's also known. This is the movement that your tongue normally makes when pronouncing a word with IT sounded at the classic example of the word bit HA, which sounds a tab like how Americans pronounce the word bottle. Try it out for yourself. Say Byetta, and pay attention to what your tongue does as he assigned the T beta0, beta1. Notice how your tongue will touch the roof of your mouth and then flat forward out of luck trying to wrestle a croc out of the water. Now, here's the trick. Try saying that without moving your tongue at all, better, better, much better. Don't be frustrated if your accent sounds like a company London on, it takes practice. Now, after you repeat that exercise a bit, I want you to move your tongue, but refrained from letting it touch the roof of your mouth. Instead, I want you to aim the tip of your tongue towards your two front teeth. But that in mind, let's try it again. Beta1, beta2. Way better. Sounds pretty good, but it's still not quite there. Fortunately, that's where the glottal stop comes in. The glottal stop hilt. So you omit the t sound within words. This is important because all of these oftentimes do not vocalize the t sound, which can of course be present in the middle of words like water or at the end, like difficult, a London no, with a Cauchy acts and we'll say it like, excuse me, good sir. Have you got a gloss of war, a gloss of wash of water on a gloss of bloody war. This is a stark contrast to how Americans pronounce water, which is to say without the glottal stop. Hello. May I have a glass of water? Do you mean wall are no, just a gloss of water. Let's try this in a sentence first without the glottal stop. It's not difficult. Again, it's not difficult. Now, one more time, but a little slow on. It's not difficult, it's not bad. But now let's try it again now with the glottal stop, which is how Australians say it, see if you can hear the difference. It's not difficult. It's not difficult. One more time, but a little bit slower. It's not difficult. Notice how when you're not using the glottal stop, the t sound is quite audible. Whereas when you do use the glottal stop, you can barely hear the T If at all. This may sound like a small detail, but it's absolutely essential for pulling off a convincing Australian accent. Speaking of the word accent, did you see what I did there? Let us have a look at t at the end of accent is muted. That is the glottal stop in action. Now, for good measure, I'll say it a few more times. Accent, Accent, accent. Thank you up if you get frustrated, the key to mastering any XN is of course, lots of practice. 4. What Not To Say To Aussies: Before going any further, let's have a quick chat about what not to sign conversation with Australians. This is important because there is no quicker way to add yourself as a non Azi then saying something that wouldn't be said by noisy. What you can do to master this rule is to watch every Crocodile Dundee movie fMRI, study them, become one with them, and then throw every single thing you learned from Crocodile Dundee in the bloody trash. If you saved when LZ, that's normal Neu, for throne of a fringe on the body, you will instantly at yourself as an impulse star. Even worse, you'll probably get yourself thrown out of your friend's backyard barbecue, hey, maybe thrown off the islands. Unfortunately, the same general rule applies to pretty much everything else you've seen depicted in popular culture. Even now, national treasure and absolute legend Steven and probably lead you a bit of strike because cranky is an expression that very few Australians ever actually side. I tend to explain this to my friends who are not from the land and I'm done while using for the cowboy a role. If I told you to picture a Texan, you'd probably imagine a Rutan 2D and cowboy Joule. We'll than six shooters leather boots topped off with a good old signature ten gallon hat saying howdy partner to every person they came in contact with. Of course, as you probably know, Dixon's also wear Nike's or nox is where you like to say, I don't always wear cowboy hats and they most certainly don't always say Hattie Patna as their only grating. The same is true for Australians, whether it's thanks to American TV shows or having one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world. Most of these say most of the same things as others from English-speaking nations. Just as you aren't likely to get a howdy partner every time you see a friend from Texas or Arizona, you're probably not going to get a good idea from an Australian every time we come in contact with and Australia, believe it or not, Australians also use traditional greetings like hello Pi and my personal favorite, high. I'm not crazy, right? If these videos going too fast, please feel free to pause or rewind. Just playing with you might think it yet, but you smuggle isn't a naught. Now, to be clear, I'm not saying that Australians don't say good, I might, of course we do. I point is, we don't just say that as much as you probably think we do now. Well, I don't want to say all of this to disappoint you, choose you up. We do have quite a few weird phrases, at least we'd to everyone else that is, so now that that's out of the way, let me hope you've really learned the truth about what he's actually say in conversations. 5. How To “Mate” (PG-Friendly): Made ship is incredibly important to all laws. These are modern identity as an independent nation was formed during World War 1, where tales of extraordinary sacrifice for one's mates gave strength to a fledgling nation during a tumultuous period. And even before World War 1, the ancestral inhabitants of this island continent harbored the longest running civilization in history all by and through small, tight-knit communities or made ships. For this reason, mate is a pretty universal way to address someone. In Australia. Everybody calls, everybody makes call your relatives may call a person that you've never met before me and that has for that guy at your high school reunion whose name you can't remember. You'll most definitely say my. Now some people think that this is a title reserved exclusively for men. And in Venice it historically has been. But don't worry about all of that. The ladies around mates too, and you can certainly address them as such. Think of mate as a sort of one size fits all, kind of great. Now with that said, there are some things that you should not do. The first of which is using the word in plural. If you're walking up to a group of friends, don't say, hey, mates, doing so will definitely get you some weird looks. Time you should have a say, mates is when you're not directly addressing the mates in question. For example, my mates and I are having a barbecue this weekend. That's fine. What's not fine is using mates when addressing individuals directly. You'd like, Hey, mates, do you want to have a barbecue this weekend? This is not to be confused with mates with an apostrophe, which just means mate, is, you can use that wherever you would normally say mate is, see if you're feeling lazy. One easy way to remember this is by using the body rule, just like how it's okay to say my buddies and I had a barbecue this weekend. It would simply be weird to walk up to your group of friends and say, Hey buddies, do you want to have a barbecue this weekend? Great. So now you know how to match. You might think the perfect combination is to pair this with a nice, friendly, good eye, which you'll learn how to use in the next lesson. 6. How To G'Day: Good, I made, it's time to learn how to properly say, Well, get out. The word good eye is yet another Australian contraction, this time of the words good and die. Feel free to use this expression in the same way that you would say, good morning or good evening. Good day is a friendly greeting and it's not to be confused with the British salutation, good day, which means goodbye. But keep in mind that you should use the Gutai grading it sparingly. Remember the cowboy role in Texas, you just as unlikely to be graded with a hat he pod, or as you are with a good night in Australia. That doesn't mean that you can't use it at all. Of course, you can just note every time it's worth noting that also he's also have greetings for other times of the day too. You can say mourn and might if it's before noon or if it's the afternoon. Topnotch, now that you know how to grade, I was with good eye. Let's talk in the next lesson about what not to say when conversing with fellow Woolsey.