101 American English Idioms w/Audio CD: Learn to speak Like by Harry Collis, Mario Risso

By Harry Collis, Mario Risso

This booklet makes American English words “duck soup.”

one zero one American English Idioms takes the secret out of those universal U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context. at the audio CD, local audio system learn all of the one zero one idioms, so that you can listen how American English sounds and perform what you may have discovered.

What american citizens fairly suggest after they say . . .

  • Drive anyone up a wall --annoy somebody vastly
  • Raise a stink --protest strongly
  • Pull a persons leg --fool somebody
  • All thumbs --clumsy
  • Shoot the breeze --chat informally
  • Feel like 1000000 cash --feel brilliant
  • Duck soup --easy, effortless

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Swelling: gonflement, enflure, tuméfaction, foisonnement, grosseur, renflement. tells: dit, raconte, enjoint, commande. tooth: dent. trot: trotter, trot. wealth: richesse, fortune. wed: marier, me marie, vous mariez, te maries, nous marions, mariezvous, se marient. wooing: courtisant. 32 The Taming of the Shrew PETRUCHIO. Hortensio, peace! % HORTENSIO. Her father is Baptista Minola, An affable and courteous gentleman; Her name is Katherina Minola, Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue. PETRUCHIO.

GRUMIO. Will he woo her? % PETRUCHIO. Why came I hither but to that intent? Think you a little din can daunt mine ears? Have I not in my time heard lions roar? Have I not heard the sea, puff'd up with winds, Rage like an angry boar chafed with sweat? Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? Have I not in a pitched battle heard Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets' clang? And do you tell me of a woman's tongue, That gives not half so great a blow to hear As will a chestnut in a farmer's fire?

Bestow: accorder, accorde, accordes, accordez, accordons, octroyer, accordent. boldness: audace, hardiesse. coming: venant. cunning: rusé, malin, astucieux, artificieux, ruse, sournois, rouerie. curse: maudire, blasphémer, malédiction. favour: faveur, grâce, service, complaisance, favoriser. firm: ferme, solide, firme, robuste, entreprise, stable. freely: librement, de manière gratuite, de façon gratuite. grateful: reconnaissant. kindness: amabilité, bonté, gentillesse, aménité. knowledge: connaissance, savoir.

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