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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
IDIOMS WITH COLOURS
¿Qué es un idiom?
Un "idiom" o "idiomatic expression" es una frase idiomática utilizada en lenguaje coloquial informal. En general, el significado de la frase en sí es diferente al significado normal de cada palabra por separado. Por ejemplo, "to let the cat out of the bag" significa "revelar un secreto". Si traducimos palabra por palabra, sería "dejar salir al gato de la bolsa", lo cual es incorrecto.

La dificultad para los estudiantes de inglés radica en que no pueden traducirse literalmente y deben aprenderse de memoria, aunque en algunos casos existen equivalentes muy similares en el idioma español.

Lee las explicaciones de cada idiom y luego realiza el ejercicio.

Idioms with RED

  • to be in the red = have no money in one's bank account.
  • to be like a red rag to a bull = be likely to make somebody angry.
    Mentioning his ex-wife's name was like a red rag to a bull.
  • to catch someone red-handed = discover somebody in the act of doing something wrong or criminal. Story
    I caught the boys red-handed smoking in the kitchen.
  • to paint the town red = to go out to bars or clubs to enjoy yourself.
    It's a great night, let's paint the town red!
  • to roll out the red carpet = to give a special welcome to an important visitor.
    We haven't seen Uncle Jones for years, so when he arrives tomorrow from Europe, we'll be rolling out the red carpet.
  • to see red = become very angry.
    Her criticisms were enough to make anyone see red.
  • a red herring = unimportant matter introduced into a discussion to divert attention from the main subject.
    Make sure he answers all your questions. Don't let him confuse you with any red herring.
  • red tape = excessive bureaucracy.Story
    It takes weeks to get that visa. There's so much red tape involved. 
  • a red-letter day = an important or memorable day because something good happened on it.

 

Exercise
Choose the right answer.

1. May 20th is the day we met for the first time, remember? For me, it's .

2. Kimberly has always been avoiding the answer to that matter with .

3. The new rules to get a driver's license should help cut the

4. He started to criticise me in a way that made me .

5. Why are you borrowing money from me again? Are you .

6. The police caught the thief .

7. Your cousin is not welcome at my home. Why are we going to ?

Score:
   
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