How To Talk To Anyone About Anything Idiomatically

Idiomatic Expression is a part of the English language that is essential to learn mainly because it can help our vocabulary to widen more as well as provides us a deeper perspective in learning to communicate with different people in different contexts. This kind of expression paves the way for people to become more knowledgeable with certain words, phrases, and sentences that will be helpful in disseminating information and communicating.

Thus, how do we talk to anyone about anything idiomatically?

It is important for us to first know numerous words which are somehow far from our usual wordings every day. This way, we can enhance our vocabulary and explore more expressions that are suitable to be used regardless of the context. Some common words that can be associated with idiomatic expressions are: at the tip of my tongue, all ears, and word-of-mouth. These examples are commonly used by various persons every day, may it be a formal or informal setting.

After enhancing our vocabulary, of course, we need to know our audience or the person that we will be talking with. Some idiomatic expressions are hard to understand for some and with that, it can cause misunderstandings or confusion if not delivered properly. This is why it is important to know how these people that we will be talking to will have a better grasp of understanding of the statements or expressions that we will convey because we want them to establish good communication, not a confusing one with them.

In connection to that, we also need to take into consideration the setting. If it is work, school, formal, informal, or other types of settings, we should still consider those mostly to maintain formality, appropriateness, and consideration. Considering if we are in a work setting, we can use these expressions to achieve a harmonious and stable relationship with our workmates but it should not be to the extent that we are losing our work ethics and professionalism. If we are in an informal setting, such as a dinner with friends, we can use idiomatic expressions that are far from formal ones so that we can have fun as well as communicate with them.

In the end, there aren’t really any existing rules for using these expressions. What we need to look at is how we can convey these expressions appropriately. Moreover, we should convey these expressions without any means to degrade, belittle or discriminate against anyone.

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Elaine Abesamis

Elaine Marie I. Abesamis is currently a Senior High school student at Far Eastern University. During her elementary years until now, she is a consistent honor student. Apart from that, she has also a passion dedicated to writing. She joined the school publication in her Junior High school and served as a contributor there for the Feature, Science and Health, and Editorial Page. She is also a former member of the current senior high school’s Official Publication. She also has experience from joining various competitions and winning some of those. Moreover, she has also attended several trainings, workshops, and seminars for writing workshops. Apart from writing, she is also fond of reading which makes her vocabulary extend that can help her in writing. She expresses herself well through writing especially in essays and poems. She had also the experience of being a proofreader from an author and she also joined some organizations as a content writer for those.