, “special property”, f.Greek:
, “special phrasing”, f.Greek:
This collocation — words commonlyused in a group — redefines each component word in theword-groupand become an
. The words develop a specialized meaning as an entity, as an
. Moreover, an idiomis an expression, word, or phrase whose sense means something different from what the wordsliterally imply. When a speaker uses an idiom, the listener might mistake its actual meaning, if he or she has not heard this figure of speech before.
Idioms usually do not translate well; in some cases,when an idiom is translated into another language, either its meaning is changed or it is meaningless.Idioms might be the most difficult language for a learner of a new language.An idiom is generally acolloquialmetaphor — a term requiring some foundational knowledge,
information, or experience, to use only within aculture, where conversational parties must possesscommon cultural references. Therefore, idioms are not considered part of the language, but part of theculture. As culture typically is localized, idioms often are useless beyond their local context;nevertheless, some idioms can be moreuniversalthan others, can be easily translated, and themetaphoricmeaning can be deduced.
SOME USEFUL IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONSAGREE TO
- a proposal; a thing, or an action
- retreat or go backwards
- become conscious, wake
- make something increase.
- reduce pressure.
- be attracted to somebody, fall inlove.
GIVE UP ON
- lose faith in or stop believing insomething or someone.
- delay when traveling.
ON BEHALF OF
- representing on the part of.
- remove small problems or irregularities.
- continue with something difficult.
LIVE IT UP
- have a good time by spending alot of money.
- stop being angry with someoneThey are always arguing, but they MAKE UPagain very quickly.
- start to talk freely about somethingShe hates to OPEN UP and discuss her feelings.
- manage to do something difficultor tricky
- finish a phone conversation
- increase quickly
- make notes or write down infull
- pass quickly