• Beowulf
    they find out later that it was a Toke, is identical on the surface to the idiom yishab iylu (,pull his leg’) which is used in several Arabic dialects to mean tricking someone into talking about something she would have rather kept secret. In French, a similar expression: Airer la jamble (,pull the...
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  • Papacy
    . Instead, one has to treat idioms as single units in translation. In many cases, a natural translation for an idiom will be a single word—for example, the French word mourir (‘die’) is a possible translation for kick the bucket. This brings out the similarity, which we noted above, with lexical holes...
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  • The Study on English Idioms by Western Culture
    significance of prying into the western culture while learner study English idioms. Key words: idiom; western culture; study 摘 要 语言是文化的一部分同时秉承语言。语言亦不能脱离文化,反之亦然。学习外语是不可能不考虑其文化内涵的。习语是语言和文化的精华,是对指定地域人们生活经验的总结。通常痛过短小的形式来表达特定文化的特点。因此,对于英语习语的准确理解不仅涉及到语音转换,同时也涉及到西方文化的转换。它要求学生必须良好了解西方文化背景。本文试图通过分析从西方历史...
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  • Tok Language as a Way of Knowing
    syntactic, phonological, and prosodic rules of the language, the translation barrier also arises. Some words and phrases simply cannot be translated, as they only make sense in their original language. French has many phrases and words that cannot be translated into English. Voila is a great example...
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  • King James Bible Michal (Mickey) Grant
    struggled with the concept of the "evil eye."  This idiom has created many problems, and has been misunderstood, because the translation from Hebrew was copied word for word rather than as a whole phrase.  This idea was and still is today common in the Hebraic culture.  Yet, if you pick up two...
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  • New Language
    . This is the time that they feel they should take some actions to overcome this problem. Also, learners might face with a word which does not have any specific meaning in their mother thong language. 96W Idioms and expressions are another part of a language which teachers say students should learn...
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  • English-French Slang-Idioms
    ENGLISH SLANG/IDIOMS SLANG: Nonstandard vocabulary of a given culture or subculture. In other words, slang is typically a nonstandard word, not a phrase as is an idiom. Slang would include words like pooped, to down a drink, boob-tube, threads, bonkers, basket case, to name a few...
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  • Gmat Flashcard
     the store by herself in no time.    Idioms This question is about idioms. The words “despite” and “yet” are redundant and therefore cannot be used. “Indicate as” is also incorrect. We must use “indicate that.” Correct: Despite having studied French for ten years, I cannot conjugate French verbs...
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  • Sending Message Internationally
    English to French people who do not speak English fluently, the French will translate the message word by word, which what you meant in English might mean something else than what they translated it to. Europeans also tend to use a lot of phrases and idioms that if Americans translate it word by...
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  • Notes of Methodology
    continued to speak English. Only towards the end of the fifteenth century did English become once more the language of the whole country. However, French words are found in every section of the vocabulary: Law and governmental administration: judge, jury, justice, government, parliament, state...
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  • Term Paper
    is one main types of Lexicology and the scholars’ views on phraseology. The second chapter deals with classification of phraseological units from free – word groups and some semantic groups of idioms in Modern English. The third chapter three deals with the...
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  • Idioms
     References * 7 See also * 8 External links | ------------------------------------------------- [edit]Examples The following sentences contain idioms. The fixed words constituting the idiom in each case are bolded: a. She is pulling my leg. - to pull someone's leg means to tease them by telling them...
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  • the birds in the bees
    , -ry·ing, -ries. 1. To decorate with scenes representing historical or legendary events. 2.Archaic. To tell as a story. [Middle English storie, from Old French estorie, estoire, from Latin historia. See history.] sto·ry2 (stôr'ē, stōr'ē) n., pl., -ries. 1. A complete horizontal division of a...
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  • The Baroque Age
    seventeenth century, the French horn and clarinet were added to the wind ensemble. Because of their quiet sound in the enlarging ensemble, the viol family, recorder and harpsichord did not have a long life span and eventually became obsolete. In Renaissance , harmony was the master of the word; in...
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  • “Structural and Semantic Properties of Phraseological Units”
    used only with a very limited number of nouns (e. g. glad news), and names of persons are not among them. Free word-groups are so called not because of any absolute freedom in using them but simply because they are each time built up anew in the speech process where as idioms are used as...
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  • Equivalence
    situation when various words combine with other words to form stretches of language. She deals with two objects: ▪ Collocation ▪ Idioms and fixed expressions Collocation: Collocation might be seen as a tendency of particular words to co-occur regularly in certain language. They are...
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  • 12 Tenses: the Key Unlocked
    English Today, 40, Vol. 10, No. 4 (October 1994). What on Earth are Collocations? An assessment of the ways in which certain words co-occur and others do not Thierry Fontenelle My interest in collocations dates back to the time when I started teaching English to French-speaking advanced...
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  • Phraseological Word Combinations in the Newspaper New York Times
    . Newspapers with their enormous circulation report different kinds of news. They carry articles which cover the latest international and national events. In linguistics, phraseology describes the context in which a word is used. This often includes typical usages and sequences, such as idioms...
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  • Teaching English Vocabulary Using Games
    desk with the word facing up. Take one and match the idiom to the definition. Having | | | |done that, place the puzzle-piece, word-side-up, in the chosen rectangle. When you have used up all the | | | |pieces, turn them over. If they form a picture of a landscape, the choices are correct...
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  • Lexicological analysis
    . Synonymy 10. Antonymy 11. Hypero-hyponimic relations 12. Word-formation 13. Idioms 14. Phrasal verbs 15. Morphological analysis 16. Resources 17. Dictionaries They headed for a certain tree that Dick knew well, and they sat down to think, because his legs were...
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