When Pigs Fly
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English is very rich in idioms. They reflect the history, worldview, traditions, character, customs, lifestyle and humor of native speakers. Knowledge of English idioms enriches vocabulary, helps to memorize words, develops memory and improves our understanding of English culture. But English idioms are hard to remember. Let's try to imagine idioms and draw them to make it easier to remember.
It is difficult to remember the idioms of any foreign language, because the translation from one language into another one can be absolutely different. Also it's not easy to understand the meaning of some idioms and the appropriateness of the use of many of them. Moreover, it can be difficult to choose the appropriate Russian equivalent for an English idiom. It is not quite understandable, why they say: "The cat may look at the king" or "Grin like a Cheshire cat". Obviously, the use of English idioms is connected with the history of the country, its culture and people's traditions. In this case, "The cat may look at the king" means that the Englishmen have a special reverence for the cat, and this idiom can be used if one wants to express the admiration to somebody. The person who has ever read or watched the film "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll will remember and understand the proverb about the Cheshire cat immediately.
To remember the English proverbs and idioms, let's try to draw them. To do it, you will need a little creativity and imagination.
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