Image by Alan2641 from http://www.pxleyes.com/ When you hear someone says that they would give you a penny for your thoughts, you might imagine yourself getting paid for your all the things that go through your head, and consequently, you would be rich! But that is why this is just an idiomatic expression. It does not mean exactly how it sounds. Meaning and … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms: A Penny for Your Thoughts
Written by Juan Cabrera What are idioms? Study.com defines an ‘idiom’ as an expression that takes on a figurative meaning when certain words are combined, which is different from the literal definition of the individual words. You can start 2020 by using the following idioms, and, at the same time, set goals for yourself! Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained When you try … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms for the New Year!
Reach for the stars! If you hear this phrase, you might picture yourself here on earth lifting your hands up as high as you can to grab a star in the night sky. But it's impossible to touch a star from earth, right? Yes, that's why this phrase is known as an idiomatic expression. English Idioms and Pictures Many times, English speakers use idioms to paint a symbolic … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms: Reach for the Stars
English Idioms Sometimes phrases in English mean something different than they seem. These types of phrases are called idioms or idiomatic expressions. If you translate idioms like "think outside the box" literally, the meaning may be confusing. However, if you learn what they represent or symbolize, then you will be able to use them in everyday conversations. Think … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms: Think Outside the Box
English Idioms Idioms are expressions used in everyday speech. Many idioms do not make sense if you translate them literally. Instead, it is better to learn what they mean figuratively. When you do, you will learn more about the English language and how English speakers see the world. A Bird's Eye View Imagine you are a bird, flying above a big city. You have excellent … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms: A Bird’s Eye View