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Kerry de Lange
Idiom Quiz

Do you know what an Idiom is? 

English idioms, proverbs, and expressions are an important part of everyday English. They come up all the time in both written and spoken English. Because idioms don't always make sense literally, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the meaning and usage of each idiom. That may seem like a lot of work, but learning idioms is fun, especially when you compare English idioms to the idioms in your own language

Let's see if you can make some examples Below :) .

I'll Start with a few to get you going....


Break a leg

Hit the sack

You can say that again


Bonus points if you write the Idiom and the Meaning :) 




Apr 10, 2019 3:24 AM
Comments · 5

Idioms are present in virtually all languages and they highlight something that is quite important. You just can't translate an idiom that's in the English language and hope to translate it into your native language, figuring you can understand its meaning. 

Thats why when learning a new language, translating can be a futile exercise.  We have a plethora of sayings and idioms which can be difficult to understand because they can be metaphoric in nature too.

Did you understand what I've just said.....good. Well "Bobs your Uncle"   "Jobs a good'un" 

Also regarding the UK we have sayings and idioms that are regional. So they can differ depending on where you live. On top of that for instance in London, they have Cockney rhyming slang which can add an additional touch, just to confuse all you folks that are from other countries. We Brits don't make it easy for you. 

good examples..."Hold your horses"  "Chew the fat"  "use your loaf"  "Piece o Cake"  "kick the bucket" 


April 10, 2019

Easier said than done

Used to express something being harder than just saying it.

April 10, 2019
Second string and blaze a trail are two of my favorites!
April 10, 2019

Break a leg

It is a phrase you say when you wish someone good luck.


Hit the sack

A sack is a bag like a knapsack or a sleeping bag here, right? I guess it means "finish someone's work for the day and go to bed". 


You  can say that again

You can say that again because it is absolutely true. You say this way when you couldn't agree with someone more. 

April 10, 2019
One of my favourites is "don't cry over spilled milk" (you can't change what has already happened) and "every cloud has a silver lining" (there's always something positive, even in the worst situations).
April 10, 2019
Kerry de Lange
Language Skills
Afrikaans, English
Learning Language
Afrikaans