A Comparison of Cross-Cultural Perception between English and Turkish Idioms
Idioms are groups of words in a proper order that have a specific meaning bearing difference from the meanings and connotations of each word understood on its own. They are crucial elements of a language and it is difficult to imagine a language without its idioms. As understood from the definition, their meaning cannot be understood from their elements, but should be learned as a whole. In languages, it is possible to find idioms in any topic and category. The aim of this article is to compare English and Turkish idioms with food names. Five idioms of English have been chosen, and it has been searched whether Turkish has the same idioms or not. The cultural reasons of these idioms have been searched in both languages. Their meanings and connotations are given. Moreover, similarities and differences are discussed.
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