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What's the difference between Language and Idiom?
Feb 13, 2012 12:48 PM
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In the ESL world an 'idiom' is usually an expression or saying that you can't deduce the meaning of just by looking at it as a whole or by examining the words individually. For example: My Uncle kicked the bucket last night(My Uncle died last night)
February 13, 2012
I am not sure what the problem is.. I do not believe in 'wrong" questions. After the last answers, I hope I am not very wrong! I would say a language is a system of verbal and written communication (most often, but sometimes with the body - smoke signals or some other mechanism.) Idioms, I would say are alterations in language with concepts and sentence structure specific to a culture and sometimes a region.
February 13, 2012
Your kidding, right?
February 13, 2012
lol... sucks that we come from the same country...
February 13, 2012
Language Skills
English, Korean, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Korean