Translation of idiom in Spanish:

idiom

modismo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɪdiəm//ˈɪdɪəm/

noun

  • 1

    (expression)
    modismo masculine
    giro (idiomático) masculine
    expresión idiomática feminine
    idiotismo masculine
    • To be an adept speech-reader generally requires fluency in the language, as speech-reading requires knowledge of idioms and predicting what phrases would be most likely to occur in any given context.
    • Teens comprehend abstract language, such as idioms, figurative language, and metaphors.
    • India has had a longer exposure to English than any other country which uses it as a second language, and its distinctive words, idioms, grammar, rhetoric and rhythms are numerous and pervasive.
    • Their problem is to understand when people talk in indirect speech and use irony, idioms and metaphors because they take each sentence literally.
    • For this, the dictionary has 80,000 words and phrases with over 10,000 phrasal verbs and idioms highlighted.
    • Still, ‘horse and buggy’ is a fixed expression, a collocation, an idiom, and ‘buggy and horse’ is not.
    • My students became really interested in what all these idioms meant, so I developed an art/language unit on the usage of idioms, that would be appropriate for nearly any grade level.
    • First, one must have a firm command over classical Arabic language including its vocabulary, grammar, metaphors, and idioms.
    • Even though I'm a carefree user of idioms like ‘I could care less’, I agree with John's judgment about ‘don't care less.’
    • On the other hand, Indian and Western philosophical studies should be pursued independently using idioms, language, and metaphors appropriate to the investigations.
    • Students also were sincere in writing diaries in their rooms by asking various questions about words, idioms, and the differences between Korean and English.
    • Brewer's aim was to help readers understand the context of the catchphrases, clichés, slogans and odd linguistic idioms by which the British make themselves understood.
    • Even the latter has been impregnated with American words and idioms, a process certain to continue.
    • English is a difficult enough language to learn without all the idioms and metaphors and other figures of speech.
    • We turn next to semantic constraints triggered by the lexical properties of certain predicates, idioms, and anaphoric expressions.
    • Given a larger sample, individual idioms might be more precisely defined and differentiated from one another.
    • Consider the case of idioms which contain a word which has no uses outside the idiom itself.
    • They can be familial or communal, as when an ethos, history, or way of life is articulated in ideas and words, manners, customs, folkways, myths, idioms, categories of discourse.
    • American Sign Language, which has its own grammatical system, cannot be translated word for word because of idioms.
    • According to the most common definition, idioms are linguistic expressions whose overall meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the constituent parts.
  • 2

    • 2.1(language)

      lenguaje masculine
      the characters use a working-class idiom los personajes emplean el lenguaje de la clase trabajadora
      • the local idiom el habla del lugar
      • The soap videos provide both a glimpse of popular British culture and useful exposure to regional accents and idioms.
      • The linguistic logic of the dot.com bubble was expressed in a particularly Californian idiom.
      • There are southern and northern dialects, each having three regional idioms.
      • It is an uphill task capturing the true spirit of the original, not missing out on the nuances and finer points of the dialect and the local idiom, or for that matter, the tenor and authentic flavour of the literary work in question.
      • The author's use of a southern idiom adds regional charm.
      • She perfectly recreates the idioms and dialects of a certain sort of Manchester, and it was un-put-downable in a slightly addictive, confessional way.

    • 2.2Art Music
      (style)

      lenguaje masculine
      estilo masculine
      • But the Lowell of Life Studies was nothing but a maker - a poet who forged the apparently natural idiom on which other poets were to depend.
      • Composers are not standing in line to compose ballets, and, in fact, the idiom of much modern music might not be all that suitable for dance.
      • Although I really don't like Jazz, I do like the way Gershwin uses the jazz idiom to create sublime music, that sounds fresh and modern eighty years after it was written.
      • He then spent two years in Paris, and on his return to New York worked in the prevailing Abstract Expressionist idiom, being particularly influenced by Jackson Pollock.
      • Stylistically, she has moved from a highly detailed, expressive idiom to a pared-down rendition of place in which the gestural mark is less pronounced.
      • But the more I hear it the more I hear Jewish melodies expressed through German musical idioms - and vice versa.
      • Drawing is still widely regarded in the Indian art world as a subordinate idiom; however complex or powerful a drawing may be, very few viewers are disposed to accord it an autonomous position.
      • The New York Times explained that ‘Monroe created one of the most durable idioms in American music.’
      • In Mozart and Salieri he wrote in a highly expressive declamatory idiom, while in Tsarskaya nevesta he used traditional forms and smooth melodies.
      • In his abstract expressionist paintings, popular idioms found in his music clearly present themselves.
      • As a result, music hall idioms and artistes were ubiquitous.
      • An accomplished singer, she is well versed in singing various styles and idioms of music.
      • Long a downtown resident, Mitchell treats, within the confines of his abstract idiom, such natural phenomena as clouds and trees, as well as the urban language of streets and buildings.
      • He creates paintings on the lines of the artistes of yore who not only adopted a conventional artistic idiom, but also used natural dyes.
      • Carrà, Soffici, and Ottone Rosai contributed to the Strapaese circle with landscapes and genre painting rendered in a conservative, naturalist idiom.
      • The dance and the dancer's idiom transcend time, space and language.
      • At the same time his style changed, as he abandoned Cubist leanings for a more naturalistic idiom.
      • The second device relied on words rather than theatrical idioms and images.
      • Similarly, in their music, whole groups of people have often adopted characteristic idioms and inflections, which in course of time took the form of favouring some pitches or pitch intervals and avoiding others.
      • Now 29, Kate is quite content to stick with folk, rather than crossing her music with more mainstream idioms to court commercial success.