Idioms in different languages

Idioms are fixed expressions, typically used in a figurative sense with meanings, that are not easily derived from their surface elements, so translating them word-for-word or without human translators can lead to puzzling results. Although many of their meanings are shared across cultures, idioms vary from language to language in fascinating ways that can speak […]

Idioms of the World

We use idioms to pepper our speech and writing, often without even realising we’re doing it. These odd little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world and his wife knows. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign idioms; they give us […]