I often find myself translating the meaning of various idioms to au pairs. Idioms are phrases and expressions that do not make sense when literally translated, but have meaning to native speakers of that particular language.
Here’s an example:
A Piece of Cake – A task that can be easily accomplished.
Putting together those shelves will be a piece of cake.
There are a seemingly limitless number of idioms in the English language. So, I am challenging myself to tweet an idiom a day on my Twitter. Follow me if you want to learn some new idioms to increase your English comprehension and sound more like a native English speaker. You can also view my most recent tweets here on the Twitter Feed on my blog.
I love learning idioms from other languages. If you have some you would like to share, please post them here.