Understanding English idioms and expressions

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English idioms and proverbs

English idioms and expressions are confusing when you aren't familiar with them because they don't say exactly what they mean. Even when you understand all the words of an idiom, you may not understand the meaning. But using idioms is one of the best ways to make yourself sound more like a native speaker. Once you master a few idioms, looking for situations in which to use them is like a game. Learn some common English idioms and proverbs you'll hear frequently in English conversation using the study materials on this page. What's your favorite idiom in English, and what does it mean? What's your favorite idiom in your own language?

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Do you know how to use English creatively? Helli and Adriana are talking about using English in a fun, creative way.

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Take this quick quiz to see if you know common English idioms!

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Need some study advice? Look to these common English proverbs!

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How many idioms and colloquialisms can you hear in this conversation?

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Learn how to survive on the street with these useful slang expressions!

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Learning English basics can be hard, but trying to understand English sayings can be nearly impossible. Some are just hard to figure out and others don’t make any sense at all. Here are five funny English sayings that you can use every day.

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Do you know your English idioms? Idioms are an important part of English as English speakers use them all the time.

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Do you find certain English idioms or phrases confusing? Read more and understand some idioms that are commonly used.

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Feeling a little old and out of touch with the English language? Do people call your English “too formal” or “too dated”? In every language, new words are constantly being invented and old words are always taking on new meanings. Read on to learn some trendy english!

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