Idiom Resources For Interpreters

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IDIOMS

Have you been wanting to do something to improve your interpreting, but had too many irons in the fire lately? Maybe you’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to keep track of your family and work, so we’ll make your search a piece of cake.

Or perhaps you’ve found that calling someone your “half of an orange” doesn’t have quite the same ring as “media naranja.” We’ve got what you need for finding out what to say, and we’re not pulling your leg… or “tomando el pelo.”

Whatever your case may be, learning idioms and proverbs can help you interpret better and make you sound more like a native in any language, and might keep you from making some rather interesting literal interpretations. (Try telling a non-English speaker that dinner is going to cost an arm and a leg.) Learn to convey your meaning in a colorful, native-sounding way with these links:

English Idioms and Their Meanings:
http://www.smart-words.org/quotes-sayings/idioms-meaning.html

A glossary of Idioms in English and Spanish:

English to Spanish Phrases: 327 Expressions, Sayings and Idiom Translations

244 Spanish Idioms with explanations and translations:
244 Spanish Idioms