Y’all know that spooky look faces take on when sitting around a fire at night? Well I guess as good as I can recall that’s how we all looked. 736 more words
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Nothing says “I hate my brain” quite like trying to explain English language colloquialisms to a non-native-English-speaking person. I suck at it, anyway.
You could probably spend your whole life learning a second language if you’re after facility with all of its informal expressions. 460 more words
They seem to speak in entirely their own lingo, don’t they? With every generation comes another load of colloquialisms. Some words that you may even already know exist, but now have entirely new meanings. 513 more words
Just as learning verbs, nouns, vocabulary, etc. is important to learning a new language, so is learning idiomatic expressions whose meanings cannot be translated literally. In addition to my weekly posts, I will be sharing an idioms post every week, for as many as I can find. 32 more words