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CIES | 29-November-2019

There are specific words in Canada refer to a “Canadianisms,which many foreigners find it difficult to understand. But once they get to know it, they often have a different word they use to describe the same thing!

So, Let’s look out at some of these words and their meanings so if you hear them being spoken you understand what is being said.

Runners: Runners are a Canadian term meant for describing trainers, tennis shoes, and sneakers – all of which are essentially running shoes.

  • Wicket: It’s  a counter or window you wait at when at a bank, pharmacy, or other such business.
  • Icing Sugar: This word resembles confectioner’s sugar or powdered sugar.
  • Gas bar: It means petrol station or gas station.
  • Donair: It’s a type of Canadian food, which is a pita stuffed with spiced meat and a sauce. It is similar to a gyro or kebab, but usually is not made with lamb, and the sauce is different.
  • Whitener: When you hear someone say this word. Canadians that use this term are talking about creamer for their coffee or tea that is dairy-free.
  • Track Pants: This term is being used in Canada in place of jogging pants, sweatpants, or fleece pants.
  • Eavestroughs: This word is meant for the overhang on a roof that catches water and drains it away from the building. Gutters are essentially the same thing.
  • Garburator: It’s a device that breaks down waste put down the kitchen sink. You may have heard it called a garbage disposal instead.
  • Chocolate Bar: This word is being used in Canada, it means they want a candy bar. Americans have a hard time with this work because they think it refers to a candy bar that is made entirely of chocolate. *However, in Canada, it refers to any candy bar with any amount of chocolate.
  • Pencil Crayon: This word is being used by many Canadians, which is the same as coloured pencils and colouring pencils.
  • Parkade: It’s another word used to describe a parking garage or car park.
  • ABM: It’s  a term some Canadians use to describe an automatic banking machine, which you may know as an ATM, cash machine, cashpoint, or banking machine.
  • Serviette: It’s a paper napkin. Some Canadians use serviette exclusively to refer to paper, and use napkin to refer to cloth. Others use the term interchangeably.
  • Queue or Lineup: It means to get in line and wait, at the checkout or to buy tickets to a movie. These words are used interchangeably in Canada

It’s a sample list of many words that you encounter during conversations with your Canadian friends. It’s beneficial to be familiar with these types of words while preparing for your IELTS exam.

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