Sep 032015

Learning idioms is a piece of cake

Learning idioms is a piece of cakeIdioms are important. However, learning idioms is as easy as pie.

According to wikipedia, “It is estimated that there are at least twenty-five thousand idiomatic expressions in the English language.”

Using idioms in your sentences, gives a different flavor to your messages. However idioms are generally used while speaking. In formal English their usage is limited.

Here a small idiom list for ESL students:

  • Broke: have no money
  • Cut it out: stop doing something not good
  • In ages: for a very long time
  • Give someone a hand: help somebody
  • Feeling blue: feeling sad
  • Screwed: being in big trouble
  • Barking up the wrong tree: Looking in the wrong place, accusing an innocent person
  • Devil’s advocate: presenting a counter argument
  • It takes two to tango: more than one person is required to communicate
  • A picture paints a thousand words: A visual presentation explains much more better than words
  • Once in a blue moon: something that happens rarely

From now on, we will share some idioms like do for words. However they will be rarer comparing with the words. Our tooltip system will also cover idioms too. For example, “a piece of cake” idiom is in the tooltip list now.

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Ahmet Aksoy

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