teneridioms - An idiom is an expression that cannot be...

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An idiom is an expression that cannot be immediately understood by analyzing its literal meaning. A few examples of idioms in English are: to be "on the go" to "play the field" to "jump the gun" Spanish also has many idiomatic expressions. Although their literal translations sound odd to English speakers, they sound perfectly natural to native speakers. Here is one example: Idiom: Hace mucho frío Literally: It makes much cold True Meaning: It is very cold There are many idiomatic expressions that use the verb tener. This one expresses age: Idiom: tener _____ años Literally: to have _____ years True Meaning: to be _____ years old Many other expressions using tener express physical sensations: tener frío to be cold tener calor to be hot tener hambre to be hungry tener sed to be thirsty tener sueño to be sleepy tener dolor de to hurt or be sore, etc.
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There are also many idiomatic expressions with tener that express sensations more psychological in nature: tener prisa to be in a hurry tener miedo a/de + noun
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