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10 Fascinating Idioms in Different Languages

10 Fascinating Idioms in Different Languages

  Surely you've heard at least one of these English idioms: It's raining cats and dogs Don't cry over spilt milk It cost me an arm and a leg By definition, idioms are phrases with culturally-understood meanings that aren't meant to be taken literally. They're basically fun and interesting ways of expressing your thoughts. Below are 10 fascinating idioms derived from cultures across the globe. Check them out: Polish Idiom: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje ma?py. T … Read More

10 Fascinating Idioms in Different Languages
  Surely you've heard at least one of these English idioms: It's raining cats and dogs Don't cry over spilt milk It cost me an arm and a leg By definition, idioms are phrases with culturally-understood meanings that aren't meant to be taken literally. They're basically fun and interesting ways of expressing your thoughts. Below are 10 fascinating idioms derived from cultures across the globe. Check them out: Polish Idiom: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje ma?py. T
6 Easy Steps to Writing a Book Report
What are the steps to writing a book report that will earn you an "A"? Check out these helpful tips from San Diego tutor Natalie S... Every student will be expected to write a book report at some point or another in his or her scholastic career. This is a great assignment for students who want to hone reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Book reports often seem scary and overwhelming initially, however, if you follow these steps to writing a book report, you can easily and succes
How to Avoid (and Check for) Plagiarism
With so many resources available today, the temptation to plagiarize can be strong for students. So how can you check your work to make sure you're not walking the line? Here are some tips from Fallbrook, CA tutor Sarah B.:   Copying and using the writing of others as one’s own – called plagiarism – used to be difficult, before modern computers. Today, digital text makes it easy. Copy and paste. Bingo. Perfect writing. Why not plagiarize instead of crafting original prose? Beca
6 Challenges & 4 Advantages Adults Have Learning Languages
It's never too late to learn a second language! Sure, kids may have those "spongy" brains... but the reality is, there are many advantages to learning a new language as an adult. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...    If you studied a language in middle school or high school, you might recall the days of memorizing verbs and vocabulary for your exams. Maybe you also recall learning with ease as you familiarized yourself with foreign sounds, words, and experiences. As an adult,
4 Study Tips When You're Completely Stuck in a Rut
Feeling burned out? Reset your brain with these helpful study tips from Chicago, IL tutor Hilary B...   Do you ever feel like your brain is in a rut? It’s happened to all of us -- maybe there are a set of vocabulary words you just can’t seem to memorize, or a new concept you understand in theory but can’t seem to put into practice. Maybe you just don’t feel quite as sharp as you usually do. But one thing is certain -- feeling frustrated and angry isn’t going to help you learn anyt

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