Date posted: May 16, 2019
Idioms are tricky in language learning. Even if you know the meaning of each word in an idiom, you won’t necessarily comprehend what the idiom means. For example, these fish idioms are commonly used, but a literal translation of the words doesn’t convey the meaning.
Idioms are tricky when you’re translating a language as well as when you’re learning a language. In this short video, TED translators share some idioms from other languages.
For more of these unfamiliar idioms, read 40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally.