How to understand phraseological units?

Yana Lisitsina
Yana Lisitsina
October 15, 2014
How to understand phraseological units?

Idiom is a stable combination that should be understood not literally, but figuratively. Because of this, sometimes it is quite difficult to understand the meaning of a phrase. We will tell you where and how to look for help in this matter.

Where to find the meaning of the phrase: online resources

To understand the phraseological units, it is enough to ask for help from the special phraseological dictionaries, which give a detailed description of each stable expression, its origin and meaning, and synonyms.

On the Internet today there are many websites with phraseological dictionaries. Here are some examples of them:

  • . Users are offered the TOP-50 of the most frequently used phrases, as well as the ability to search for the desired expression through an alphabetical index or search string. Also on the site there is a section on popular expressions, and a section in which you can view statements from popular films.
  • . Another very interesting site that can both explain phraseological units and entertain you.For this, a humorous section has been created here with funny pictures based on a phrase. Also a nice addition is the search function for a sustainable phrase for a specific word. If all of a sudden there is no required expression in the database, then you can do a good deed - find its meaning in another dictionary and add to this site using the appropriate button.
  • . And this page will be especially useful for kids - here the meaning of phraseological units is explained by introducing them into funny rhymes.
  • . Laconic in design, but very useful in the work of an online dictionary.