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Care to share links on English idioms?
Thread poster: Harry Hermawan

Harry Hermawan  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 13:42
Member (2005)
English to Indonesian
Feb 14, 2007

Hi all,

Would anyone care to share their favourite links/references on the Net regarding English idioms/phrases/sayings/figure of speechs etc?

I know I can easily find it with search engines but it would save time if YOU all could spare the time in sharing your favourites.

Thanks in advance.

I find it interesting and rewarding to have many resources that you may recommend.

For instance, I found out that "he made a mint"" had different meaning that the one I had in mind before doing some "research" on the Net.

Hope you can help me.


[Edited at 2007-02-14 02:42]


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Han Li  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 14:42
Member (2005)
English to Chinese
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Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs Feb 14, 2007

Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/Default.asp?dict=P
Features: Over 6000 phrasal verbs, lots of example sentences in context. Covers British, American and Australian usage. Take control of your phrasal verbs!
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/default.asp?dict=I
Features: Over 7000 idioms, lots of example sentences in context. Covers British, American and Australian usage.

Enjoy!
Han Li

[Edited at 2007-02-14 13:15]


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Veronica Coquard
France
Local time: 07:42
Member (2007)
French to English
Just for fun Feb 14, 2007

Here are some fun sites that I've found:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=funny&searchmode=none ...A good source for the origins of slang.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/browse.php?character=A ...This site lets us give in to that childish propensity for looking up vulgar words in the dictionary.

Best of luck, Harry (break a leg) !

P.S. If you're stuck on something, the English-to-English Kudos questions are a good last resort.

[Edited at 2007-02-14 08:36]


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Gisela Murdter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:42
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phrases and their translations Feb 14, 2007

Harry - excellent idea!

Han Li- thank you for this!

Maybe it is helpful to expand on Harry's idea and aks for translations from/into other languages.

I am forever stuck when I have to translate a phrase into/from German. I know exactly what the phrase is talking about, but at that very moment, the proper phrase in the other language eludes me.

Gisela


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James Pantou  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 13:42
English to Indonesian
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Two links Feb 16, 2007

[First of all, apologies and thanks to the moderator for reminding me that this is an English speaking forum, not Indonesian silly me!]

These links perhaps will be of interest:
Local Sayings and Traditions of Lincolnshire, England
http://www.rootsweb.com/~englin/sayings.htm
Found it when trying to translate "All My Eye and Peggy Martin" into Indonesian, got the meaning from itu, and with the help of Bahtera translation mailing list, translate it as "cuma pepesan kosong"

and

Learn Brit-Speak from the British Airways
(needs browsers that have Flash 6
http://london.ba.com/index.asp?word=know

james pantou
jakarta


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Adi Al-Ka'bi
Local time: 10:42
Arabic to English
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Many Links Feb 16, 2007

Here are two pages with over 120-130 links to what you mention interest you:

http://portreference.com/02020.htm
http://portreference.com/02030.htm

They are from my web site. Sorry if you don't like the DIY design, but I'm not a web site designer. However you'll hopefully find the site useful for references with much more than just the above.


[Edited at 2007-02-16 21:35]


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Harry Hermawan  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 13:42
Member (2005)
English to Indonesian
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Syukron Feb 17, 2007

Adi Al-Ka'bi wrote:

Here are two pages with over 120-130 links to what you mention interest you:

http://portreference.com/02020.htm
http://portreference.com/02030.htm

They are from my web site. Sorry if you don't like the DIY design, but I'm not a web site designer. However you'll hopefully find the site useful for references with much more than just the above.


[Edited at 2007-02-16 21:35]


Thanks a lot!
The DIY part no problem but the effort is cool.

Thanks again...
:D:D


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Graciela Guzman  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 03:42
English to Spanish
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Here's another one Feb 25, 2007

www.phrases.org.uk

Hope it helps you!


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Boshka
Russian Federation
Local time: 09:42
English to Russian
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Here is another one run by me Oct 15, 2008

Hi All,
I am a new member here. The below page and feed are run by me (your comments are welcome).
Site: http://www.sky-net-eye.com/eng/dictionary/english/idioms
Feed: http://feedproxy.google.com/idiomatic

Thank you!


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Adi Al-Ka'bi
Local time: 10:42
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Change of links Dec 18, 2008

The two links mentioned above, namely
http://portreference.com/02020.htm
http://portreference.com/02030.htm

have now been changed to links on http://www.PrestoPort.com


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annekeAnna
Local time: 08:42
Online dictionary of idioms Sep 19, 2010

Hi, this one is my favorite - http://www.wikidioms.com/

WikIdioms - a crowd-source project of multilingual translation of idioms, phrasal verbs, expressions and other kinds of collocations.
The site contains now circa two thousand expressions in several languages and is rapidly growing due to the efforts of fellow translators.


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Boshka
Russian Federation
Local time: 09:42
English to Russian
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another idiom and slang resource Sep 26, 2011

http://www.english-slang.com/eng/

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