Idioms… Do you know what an idiom is?
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiom), an idiom is…
- an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own
- a form of a language that is spoken in a particular area and that uses some of its own words, grammar, and pronunciations
- a style or form of expression that is characteristic of a particular person, type of art, etc.
Keeping in mind the first definition, studying idioms is not – let’s say – a piece of cake! 😉 That’s why I thought the following links could be fun and interesting for you all. Let’s enjoy it and … please… don’t die laughing! 😉
Confessions of an Idiom: https://vimeo.com/63083013
20 Essential English Idioms for Sounding Like a Native: http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/essential-english-idioms/
Symphony in slang: http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/lesson/symphony-in-slang-idioms-3726
40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally: http://blog.ted.com/40-idioms-that-cant-be-translated-literally/