Add a section for idioms on ProZ.com (T)
Thread poster: Williamson

Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:01
Flemish to English
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Mar 26, 2003

Idioms make up the beauty of a language and reflect how speakers of that language view the world. Just a suggestion to have a section into which a member can post an idiom and another member can translate that idiom into his or her target language. It takes only a few minutes of your time and in the end you will get a very useful glossary.

For example: \"How do you say to escape by the skin of one\'s teeth\" in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese...

Just a suggestion ....



[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-03 18:23]


 

Silvana Parascandolo  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:01
English to Italian
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The cut in the hat Mar 26, 2003

Italian:

Cavarsela per il rotto della cuffia

(it means something like \'to escape through the cut in the hat\')

Ciao


 

xeni (X)
English to Russian
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A good suggestion Mar 26, 2003

I think it might work especially well for new idioms, idioms that are being used right now and are not included in the dictionaries - yet.

[ This Message was edited by: xenos on 2003-03-27 04:37]


 

J. Calzado
Local time: 23:01
English to Spanish
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Excellent idea! Mar 27, 2003

I love idioms and I\'d love a section like that in proz. In fact, in my unpretentious web page I have a list of English idioms translated into Spanish and I\'d like to update it from time to time taking into account regionalisms and different points of view.

 


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