The Comparison Between
English Idioms and Indonesian
Idioms
Hade Hilma Syahidah
International Class Program of STAIN Salat...
What is idiom?
Idiom is phrases which people use in
everyday language which do not
make sense literally but we
understand ...
Bookworm or kutu buku
Meaning:
Someone who loves reading very much.
If you describe someone as a bookworm,
he/she likes re...
Scapegoat or kambing hitam
Meaning:
If someone, who is innocent,
gets the blame for something that has
happened.
Example:
...
Stage-fright or demam panggung
Meaning:
Stage-fright often occurs just before they
person is due to appear on stage in fro...
Crocodile tears or mata buaya
Meaning:
Someone may be crying but they are not
really upset. They are crying but just
for e...
Work like a dog or banting
tulang
Meaning:
Work very hard.
Example:
• John is just very busy at work. He never
has time to...
The same words
• Let the cat out of the bag
Meaning:
Reveal a secret.
• Beli kucing dalam karung
Meaning:
Choose something...
• thick skinned : muka tembok
• above the salt : darah biru
• swelled head : besar kepala
• guinea pig : kelinci percobaan...
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The Comparison Between English Idioms and Indonesian Idioms

  1. 1. The Comparison Between English Idioms and Indonesian Idioms Hade Hilma Syahidah International Class Program of STAIN Salatiga
  2. 2. What is idiom? Idiom is phrases which people use in everyday language which do not make sense literally but we understand what they mean. An idiom is an expression that has a meaning apart from the meanings of its individual words.
  3. 3. Bookworm or kutu buku Meaning: Someone who loves reading very much. If you describe someone as a bookworm, he/she likes reading very much and reads a lot. Example: • My daughter was a real bookworm when she was a child. • I found the joys of reading when I read that book. I became a bookworm after that.
  4. 4. Scapegoat or kambing hitam Meaning: If someone, who is innocent, gets the blame for something that has happened. Example: • Rahmayani says the authorities often makes the university students the scapegoat, when the real cause of the problems maybe something else.
  5. 5. Stage-fright or demam panggung Meaning: Stage-fright often occurs just before they person is due to appear on stage in front of an audience. Example: • She is just too nervous to sing right now. Maybe later but at the moment she is suffering from stage-fright. Let's wait until she calms down a bit, okay?
  6. 6. Crocodile tears or mata buaya Meaning: Someone may be crying but they are not really upset. They are crying but just for effect or for show — the tears are not real at all. Example: • “They were just crocodile tears. She wanted people to take notice of her and she used crying to get their attention. They weren't real tears at all”
  7. 7. Work like a dog or banting tulang Meaning: Work very hard. Example: • John is just very busy at work. He never has time to have lunch. He works 18 hours a day, seven days a week, John works like a dog.
  8. 8. The same words • Let the cat out of the bag Meaning: Reveal a secret. • Beli kucing dalam karung Meaning: Choose something that someone don’t know a good quality.
  9. 9. • thick skinned : muka tembok • above the salt : darah biru • swelled head : besar kepala • guinea pig : kelinci percobaan • puppy love / childish crush : cinta monyet • better safe than sorry : sedia payung sebelum hujan • window shopping / taking in another view : cuci mata
  10. 10. Thankyou..

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