Idioms

Hello, everyone!

This time I want to cover a very peculiar theme concerning any additional language we may study: the idioms. But what are these?

An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative or literal meaning.

Idioms occur frequently in all languages. It is estimated that there are at least twenty-five thousand (yeah, 25.000!) idiomatic expressions in the English language. Read more here.

So is there a way to familiarize with at least a good number of idioms?

The answer is YES! 😉 

Here are some options of useful resources:

Exercises, Apps and Games:

Watch this 15 second video showing how idioms are part of a natural conversation:

Transcript (together with teacher José Celso Barbosa Filho. Special thanks!):

Woman: “What in the devil did you do to him?”

Man: I just gave him a taste of his own medicine. I don’t think he’ll be bothering you again.”

For more reading and resources, access this post! 🙂

So, do you know any other tool to learn idioms and would like to share? Leave your suggestions in the comments, please!

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4 thoughts on “Idioms

  1. Clara Gomes says:

    Hi teacher!! Well, I had some problems here haha : I actually didn’t understand what people are talking on the video :$$$ AND I also couldn’t find the meaning of the idiom ”give someone a taste of one’s own medicine” in the websites you suggested. I may have an ideia but I’m not sure.. What Am I doing wrong for not findind the meanind? Bye ❤

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