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Rubrika: Idioms

9. 6. 2012 | 00:00 

English Idioms

An idiom is a group of words which, as a whole, has a different meaning from the meaning of the words taken individually. 

4. 4. 2012 | 08:14 

English Idioms

An idiom is a group of words which, as a whole, has a different meaning from the meaning of the words taken individually. - to be as cool as a... 

4. 6. 2005 | 19:50 

Idioms in practice

Idioms are a common part of native speech. They can often be confusing as the literal meaning of the phrase is not exactly what the speaker means. Most idioms rely on some kind of metaphor or simile, or have historical origins. Often they are quite funny or strange, and that makes them memorable – I hope! There are some common patterns in English idioms which can often be found in other languages too. For example, time is money – business is war – life is a journey – a company is a ship. If you hear an idiom you don‘t know, it‘s worth thinking about how it relates to your present situation and the rest of the context. They all make sense somehow! So what would you think if one of your clients said this to you? Let‘s see if you „know the ropes“, or find yourself ‚all at sea‘… 

4. 6. 2005 | 19:11 

English Idioms II

In English, as in most languages, we use a variety of phrases that are sometimes very confusing because they can’t be taken literally. These little phrases are called idioms. So try your luck at this quiz and see how many you know, or can at least guess at! After you are done, look at them again and check if you have any similar phrases in your language. You may be surprised to see how many there are! 

4. 6. 2005 | 19:08 

English Idioms I

In English, as in most languages, we use a variety of phrases that are sometimes very confusing because they can’t be taken literally. These little phrases are called idioms. So try your luck at this quiz and see how many you know, or can at least guess at! After you are done, look at them again and check if you have any similar phrases in your language. You may be surprised to see how many there are! 

3. 6. 2005 | 16:29 

Guess idioms!

The sense of humour that often goes with idioms is useful to defuse potentially sensitive situations, for example in giving personal assessments of staff. See if you can guess the meanings of these descriptions of people. You can use them in your next round of assessments! 

11. 2. 2005 | 10:49 

Idioms

A great amount of any language is highly idiomatic, and we have to learn whole fixed phrases rather than individual expressions in order to sound... 

29. 9. 2004 | 18:58 

Business idioms

Complete the following body idioms with one of the body parts in the drop-down boxes. Start the Test! >> 
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