I’ve heard countless stories about how a simple English phrase can be misinterpreted or misunderstood. It’s one of the reasons why I’m so passionate about learning idioms and using them in my own writing. Here are 5 ways to start learning American idioms, and how to use them in your own writing.
1. Read Blogs
Books are an amazing resource, but they’re not the only way to learn English. They can be expensive, so you may not have access to them all the time. That’s why it’s important to read online blogs and articles. This is especially useful for idiom learners. Some bloggers will write a list of the most common English idioms. When you see the phrase, you’ll know what it means without having to look it up.
2. Watch Movies
Movies are another great resource for learning English idioms. You can find a list of most common English idioms in a movie on YouTube. These videos aren’t perfect, but they help you understand the meaning of the idioms you hear.
3. Listen to Podcasts
Podcasts are a great way to learn English because you get to listen to the speaker as they speak, and you can pause and replay any sections you want. This is especially helpful for idioms that have multiple parts.
4. Watch TV Shows
TV shows are a great way to learn English idioms. There are tons of shows that use English idioms, so you’ll be able to see them often.
5. Read Online
There are lots of online resources for learning idioms. I recommend using Google’s “define: [keyword]” feature to search for common English phrases. When you find one, click on it and then read the definition. This way, you’ll be able to read and understand the definition without having to go to another website.