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Synonyms for idiom

Synonyms for idiom

specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

Synonyms for idiom

a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language


the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

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A large-size tome, it contained about 5,000 idioms and expressions peculiar to women.
From a semantic point of view, idioms have been divided into compositional idioms (spill the beans meaning "to disclose a secret") whose components have identifiable meanings contributing to the meaning of the whole (cf.
Key words:New idioms, idiomatic expressions, YoruIbai literary texts, communication strategy
By and large, in this paper, attempt was made to address political issues expressed with new idioms and idiomatic expressions in Yoruba and strategies for using them with a view to establishing their communicative and stylistic potential in Yoruba discourses.
My answer is the domain of idioms or set communicative formulae, as they represent culture connotations, codes and symbols, describing the ideas of 'good' and 'bad' in every society [15;16].
The aim of the present investigation is to analyse English and Lithuanian idioms in the frameworks of the theories of linguistic relativity and translation and to reveal their differences and similarities in expressing the same ideas, which would help to choose the techniques in their translation to/from English.
The main text of the dictionary is organized for maximum usability, with main entries listed alphabetically, derivative idioms following main entries, cross-references to alternative phrasing, and index entries that direct to all idioms containing certain central words.
To help teachers prepare materials and activities for teaching them, criteria are suggested for deciding which idioms to teach, and then idioms have been classified for pedagogical purposes which will help students understand and produce idiomatic expressions.
Because idioms are omnipresent in the authentic language students are exposed to, to successfully comprehend and produce natural language, learners of a second or foreign language need to possess a good knowledge of idioms and competence in idiom use.
A WORKSHOP on using Google Images in introducing idioms and proverbs in Englis as a Second Language (ESL) classes was held for English teachers at the Brisitsh Council, Manama.
We facilitated a Primary 5 (11-year-old) class to study and apply 29 common Chinese idioms.
Each of the 26 idioms depicted is used in a sentence and is defined at the end of the book.
The one and only Sam; a story explaining idioms for children with Asperger syndrome and other communication difficulties.
The One and Only Sam: A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties" is book designed to help children with communication challenges such as Asperger's Syndrome understand common English idioms,; how they are used and what they really mean.
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): While many people tend to use idioms very frequently and easily, Italian researchers have found that when it comes to understanding them, humans have to use both sides of their brain.