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Idiom: noun An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words.

Welcome to the Idioms section of our Online English Article Library. Idioms are phrases commonly used in American English speaking and writing. Idioms are used in formal settings and casual settings. An Idiom is two or more words that when said as a full phrase means one thing however each word of the phrase when spoken alone mean very different things. Idioms are important to learn because English speakers use them and if you do not speak English with some Idioms correctly you will get a reputation of being a boring or unimaginable speaker. We don't want this. It is fun to use Idioms and native speakers will be able to relate to your speaking and you will be able to understand their natural speaking when you have studied American English Idioms.

Every language has Idioms. American English has more than the usual amount of Idioms. Why are there so many Idioms in American English? One reason is because as our world and culture evolves we find more situations we need to speak about. Instead of creating new words from the sounds of the American English language we create Idioms. Idioms are new expressions using the same words. We have Article Lessons on all areas of Idioms within American English.

You can browse all our Idiom Lessons below or go directly to one of these categories: | What is an Idiom | When to use Idioms | How to use Idioms | Why use Idioms | Lexemic Idioms | Tournures Idioms | Proverbs as Idioms | One Word Idioms | Idiom Transcriptions | Idiom Learning Games | Twelve Class email Course on Learning Must-Know Idioms - no charge - | Idiom Online Quizzes |

  • Find out what Idioms are and why they are SO important to learn.
  • Use our Idiom Transcriptions to see Idioms being both used in writing and defined.
  • Our Idiom Online Quizzes are perfect for Learning Idioms quickly.

If you have questions about Learning Idioms you can ask the Teacher Staff of the Online English hub for Free using their Online English Learning Tree feature.

For more Idioms Lessons visit the Online English Hub. A young lady named Dawn gives new Idioms Video Lessons each week at the hub's Idioms section. Let Dawn show you how to use Must-Know American Idioms.

Learn American English Idioms with our Idioms Online Quiz and Answers Library located on this blog.

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Julia Robert on May 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM said...

Thanks for sharing this nice post. Idioms can have a literal meaning in one situation and a different idiomatic meaning in another situation. It is a phrase which does not always follow the normal rules of meaning and grammar. Learn English Idioms to improve English Language.

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