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Transcript of IDIOMS

What is an Idiom?
An Idiom is a fixed expression with a meaning not deducible from the individual words.
Weird and unusual Idioms
Image by Tom Mooring
Everyday Idioms
Pick Up - Take Off

The pen is mightier than the sword

Make a mountain of a molehill
An Idiom is not a Phrasal Verb or a Proverb.
Historical Events
Varied Origins:
famous people, movies...
Idiomatic Titles
Comparing English and Spanish Idioms
Gato con guantes no caza ratones.
A cat in gloves catches no mice.
A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda.
The early bird catches the worm.
The whole nine yards
The living daylights
The seven year itch
As good as it gets
Cruel to be kind. - Hamlet
Make no bones about it.

Worth your salt.

Up the river.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. - President Harry S. Truman.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
No hay mal que por bien no venga.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando.
It's raining cats and dogs
Piece of cake
Break the ice. - Shakespeare
Idioms are phrases and behave like phrases: they can be in active and passive form; a constituent can be referred anaphorically (it pronoun); and they have “some” syntactic flexibility.
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Glucksber, Sam. Understanding figurative language, from metaphors to idioms. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 2001. Oxford Psychology Series nº 36. ISBN 0-19-511109-5
Sevilla Muñoz, Julia; Cantera Ortiz de Urbina, Jesús (eds.) 877 refranes españoles, con su correspondencia catalana, gallega, vasca, francesa e inglesa. Madrid: Ediciones internacionales universitarias Madrid. 2a Ed. Octubre 2000. ISBN 84846959
Instituto Cervantes. Centro Virtual Cervantes; Refranero multilingüe [online]. Madrid: 2013. [Last visit: December 12th, 2013]. URL: <http://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/refranero>
Martin, Gary. The Phrase Finder [en línia]. 2007 [Last visit: December 12th, 2013 ] URLt: <http://www.phrases.org.uk/index.html>
Idiom Origins [online]. 2013. [Last visit: December 12th, 2013] URL: <http://idiomorigins.net>
The Idiom Connection [online]. 2013 [Last visit: December 12th, 2013] URL: <http://www.idiomconnection.com>
Must be a barge coming through. - Calvin and Hobbes
Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey - Seamanship.
Chip on your shoulder
I think we are not in Kansas anymore.
- The Wizard of Oz.
Películas españolas
La niña de tus ojos
El perro del hortelano
Cría cuervos
A gran salto, gran quebranto.
The highest standing, the lower the fall.
by Ariana Lara, Natalia Muñoz & Marc Ribatallada
Achille's heel - Poor Richard Almanac (Benjamin Franklin)
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