Tag: synonym

Lolly/お金

lolly

Australian English
Most commonly, lolly is the word used to describe candy or sweet. However, it can also be used as a synonym for money or earnings.

日本語
1) あめ。キャンディ。
2) お金。給料や資金。

Plain English
1) Candy
2) Money, cash, wages, costs or earnings.

Lolly-usage examples

豪語日本語米・英語
“Jane bought some lollies to get the rugrats to belt up.”「子供を大人しくさせるために、ジェーンがキャンディを買ってあげた。」“Jane bought some candy to get the kids to shut up.”
Buying a yacht costs a fair bit of lolly.ヨットを買うとかなりお金がかかるよね。It costs a helluva lot of cash to buy a yacht.

Strine Dictionary

Lucky Country, the

lucky country, the

Australian English
Australia. The term was coined by historian Donald Horne in irony. He argued that Australia was lucky as it became a rich land only because of its natural resources instead of the cleverness or effort shown by other nations. Instead of being shocked by the term, Australians adopted “the Lucky Country” to use as a favorable synonym to describe their land.

日本語
オーストラリアのこと、ラッキーな国。もともと歴史学者ドナルド・ホーン氏が1964年に「ラッキーな国」を皮肉たっぷりに使った表現だ。同氏は、オーストラリアがほかの先進国と違って、知恵や努力で発展したではなく、資源豊富さだけで豊かとなって、とても「ラッキーな国だ」と言った。しかし、多くのオーストラリア人がホーンの本来の意味を無視、今一般に自国名をいい風に表現できる同義語として使うようになった。

Plain English
Australia.

Lucky Country-usage examples

豪語日本語米・英語
With beautiful weather, strong unions and 35-hour weeks, Australia is the Lucky Country.天気が良くて、労働組合が強くて、週35時間しか働かないので、オーストラリアって本当にラッキーな国だな。With wonderful weather, strong labor unions and 35-hour weeks, Australia is the Lucky Country.
Australia is so far from warzones, it really is the Lucky Country.オーストラリアは、戦争地からあまりにも遠くて、ラッキーな国だ。Australia is so far from warzones, it really is the Lucky Country.

Strine Dictionary

Exy/高過ぎる

exy

Australian English
An abbreviation of “expensive,” used when referring to the price of something. Sometimes, the synonym “pricey” is also used.

日本語
高過ぎる(物の値段・価格が高過ぎると思う場合に使う)。Expensiveの省略。

Plain English
Expensive

Exy-usage examples

豪語日本語米・英語
Geez, the wheels are exy.あの車ってちょっと高過ぎ。Gee, that car is expensive.
I can’t go to the flicks, it’s too exy for me.入場券が高過ぎるから映画館へ行けない。I can’t go to the movies because the tickets cost too much.

Strine Dictionary