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Idioms!

I decided to spend some of my lingots on the bonus category for idioms. Wow! It's an eye opener, I thought I was doing pretty good until I tried to complete the idioms. The idioms have shown me that I have a long way to go. In my case a pretty tuff bonus.

1 year ago

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The bonus lessons are really not much help in learning. You just have to memorize the correct answers as there is no way to directly translate the words. It is a fun little exercise, but don't read much meaning into if you do them well or not. For example, in Italian the idiom for "you snooze, you lose." literally translates into 'who sleeps does not catch fish' .. no way you could translate that ... or 'don't bite off more than you can chew' translates into 'don't take a step longer than your leg' ... I have not tried the german idioms yet.. maybe I should go spend some lingots :-)

1 year ago
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