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Learning idioms - what are idioms English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson what are idioms?

During this short English lesson you will learn what idioms are and there meaning. 

What are idioms?

An idiom (full name is idiomatic expression) can be an expression, word, or phrase that only has a meaning to the native speaker. The meaning of an idiom is total different from the literal meaning of the idiom's individual elements.

Idioms do not  mean exactly what the words say. They have a hidden meaning.

Example of idioms with there literal meaning and idiomatic meaningidioms break a leg English lesson

One of the more common idioms in the English language is, “break a leg”.

Before Peter went on the stage for the show, John told him to break a leg.

Literal meaning:  I am telling you to break a bone in your leg and then you will probably have to the hospital afterwards to get a cast put on your leg.

Idiomatic meaning:  Do your best and good luck .  A lot of actors and actresses tell each other to “break a leg” as they are about to goon stage to perform it is deemed to be good luck.

 

 

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