Idiomatic expressions

Phrases that means something different from the literal meaning of the words.

For example:

“It’s raining cats and dogs.”

A good translator will be familiar with idiomatic expressions in the source language and can find appropriate equivalents in the target language. A machine translator will probably return a word-for-word translation – with hilarious results! (German: Es regnet Katzen und Hunde)


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