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How do idioms differ from slang?
An idiom is a phrase that seems to mean something, such as "it's a piece of cake," but which actually mean something different ... In this case, a piece of cake means something is easy. Slang is a word or short phrase that means something in a particular area ... Slang usually makes no sense unless you know what it means, such a the Cockney slang bees and honey, meaning money, or the US Southern slang y'all, meaning you.
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idioms are common phrases or sayings that cannot be understood by these individual words or elements. euphemisms on the other hand are the alternative way to say a certain wor…d. example: garbage man-sanitary worker
Because they have different experiences. Slang comes from yourculture being different from other cultures.
A Proverb is an old saying which usually gives advice - you can understand the meaning of the phrase and decide what advice it gives. Examples: A bird in the hand is… worth two in a bush. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A stitch in time saves nine. An Idiom is a phrase that seems to make sense when you first read it, but which has a totally different meaning that you cannot guess just from looking at the words. Examples: "kick the bucket" means to die; "raining cats and dogs" means raining heavily Idiom a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word understood on its own: Proverb a short sentence, etc., usually known by many people, stating something commonly experienced or giving advice: An idiom is a sentence, expression or a grammatical rule that is typically found in one language. A proverb is a verse, generally a metaphore, that expresses an idea. This idea can be found in other languages. A proverb can be an idiom.
An idiom is a figurative expression, like "it's raining cats and dogs" (it's not ACTUALLY raining cats and dogs, it's just an expression, so it's figurative), whereas hyperbol…e is an extreme exaggeration, like "I have a million and one things to do" or "You're so healthy, you're gonna live for a thousand years." Hope that helps :)
Whenever you see an idiom stating that something is "a different _______" (a different kettle of fish, a horse of a different color, etc), it just means that whatever topic ha…s just been mentioned is totally different from what was spoken before. For example, if the topic of conversation is gambling, and someone mentions the game of bingo, a person might say "That's a whole different kettle of fish -- bingo isn't really gambling at all."
If you dance to a different tune, you are behaving differently from the others, going your own way, doing your own thing.
An idiom is an expression with several words. The meaning of idioms are hard/impossible to understand by looking at the meanings of the words in the idiom eg His grandfather… kicked the bucket last night. The idiom kick the bucket means to die. It's impossible to know this from the words. some more idioms - full of beans, the early bird gets the worm, break a leg A phrasal verb is two (maybe three) words that act as a single verb. Phrasal verbs are usually made up of a verb plus a preposition or adverb. Some phrasal verbs have a literal or exact meaning eg stand up, sit down - the meanings of the phrasal verb are exactly as the words say. Some phrasal verbs have an idiomatic meaning, like idioms it is hard or impossible to guess the meaning from the individual words of this kind of phrasal verb. eg blow up - this doesn't mean to blow air towards the sky - blow up means to explode put off - has the meaning of postpone. some more examples of phrasal verbs: look out, look up, put out, pick up, put off, take up.
Colloquial (adjective) means pertaining to common/ordinary/everyday or familiar conversation, not formal, academic or literary. It can be used to describe terms used i…n normal discourse between people of a particular language group. In many languages there are colloquial phrases and expressions, and many of these may not be listed in standard dictionaries. However, they are often used, and everyone knows what they mean. [Etymology: Colloquial is from colluquy, Latin colloquium, from con, with, + loquor, to speak] Examples of colloquial language: 'We must get someone in to help us balance the books. Do you know a good accountant?" "It's no good leaving her a message to phone you back. You can wait until the cows come home and she'll never call!" Slang (noun) refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are considered to be very informal and the usage is often restricted to special contexts or is only used by a particular class, profession, social group, etc. e.g. prison slang, or in speech by people who know each other well. Some slang includes abusive, offensive or vulgar langauge and 'taboo' words. Most slang expressions are spoken, not written and would be considered inappropriate in formal types of communication. Examples of slang "We get smashed (drunk) every Friday night." "We've all had this bug (illness) for a week." Colloquialisms are the broad category of informal speech which includes slang. Slang is a sub-category of Colloquial expressions. No, there is a slight difference. Colloquialism is when a word is used in informal or relaxed use. Most native speakers will know what a colloquial word means. Slang is when a word is used by a small group of people, e.g. teenagers, which is not used by most people. A common example of colloquialism is the word "cool''. Cool can be found in the dictionary and everyone knows what it means. However, a person would not use "cool" when writing an article or a paper. The ironic thing is that in the 1960's, cool was slang only hippies knew what the word meant.
Idiom: an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is comprehended in regard to a common use of that expression that is separate from the literal meaning… or definition of the words of which it is made. That's the official definition, but more simply idioms are typically phrases that have known meanings different from what would be expected by simply trying to define the words. Examples would be: "kick the bucket" (die) "a dime a dozen" (common or easily attainable) "bite your tongue" (keep quiet) "between a rock and a hard place" (in a situation with no easy solution) Euphemism: a substitution for an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver, using instead an agreeable or less offensive expression, or to make it less troublesome for the speaker. They can be meant to be amusing or funny, or to conceal meaning or mislead. Typically in English they're used in subjects such as religion, excretion, death, and sex. "gosh" instead of God "home run" for sex "pass away" instead of die "big boned" instead of overweight "knocked up" instead of pregnant Source(s): Wikipedia, dictionary.com, general knowledge from being a writing major.
IDIOM:a group of words which, when used together, have a different meaning from the one suggested by the individual words (e.g. it was raining cats and dogs). PROVERB: a shor…t memorable saying that expresses a truth or gives a warning, for example is half a loaf is better than no bread.
There are some differences between an idiom, an adage, and a proverb. An idiom is a saying has a meaning beyond the literal, such as "a blessing in disguise." An adage is …a wise old saying. An example would be "a friend in need is a friend indeed." A proverb is a brief saying that gives advice, like "all that glitters is not gold."
Proverbs are little stories with a moral message; idioms are just a few words used to express a bigger idea.
Proverbs are like phrase of a sentence not like idioms. e.g. "When the cat is away, the mouse will play,"which means that if the teachers is away, the students will do somethi…ng. Idioms are like sayings or you are telling them something. e.g. "Break a leg," which means to have good luck. Now they are the difference between proverbs and idioms and also they are not the same meanings. Proverb:a short memorable saying that expresses a truth or gives a warning, for example is half a loaf is better than no bread. Idiom:a group of words which, when used together, have a different meaning from the one suggested by the individual words (e.g. it was raining cats and dogs).
While expression is a common way of saying something, idiom specifically uses words and phrases which are not to be taken literally, e.g. 'rock the boat', or 'lose the head'.
a metaphor is when you say something like my teacher is a fountain of knowledge is a metaphor and an idiom is when cant really get the understanding like you are pushing my bu…ttons. A metaphor is when you compare one thing to another, saying that it is that thing. An idiom is a phrase that doesn't make sense when said literally.
Slang is like a saying but an accent is more like how you speak
idiom is like discribe e.g as light as a feather