The Meanings of Idioms With the Word 'Tongue' in Russian Language

Nia Kurnia Sofiah
2020 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Folklore, Language, Education and Exhibition (ICOFLEX 2019)   unpublished
Idioms are phrases or sentences which have different meanings from their literal meanings. Idioms are parts of expressions in language and the usage of idioms will enrich the speech, making the speech to become more interesting. The ability to use idioms shows the advance competence in the language comprehension since the structures and the meanings of idioms are not applied to common patterns. Metaphors, which are culture based, are very strongly related to idioms. Thus, the language teachers
more » ... nd students need to consider the morphosyntax and semantics in order to make sure that there is a precise understanding of the idioms' interpretations. This paper discussed idioms in Russian language which contained the word 'tongue' in order to trace the meanings of idioms based on the metaphors used. Each of the idioms was examined in terms of morphosyntax and semantic aspects to get the appropriate meanings through the denotation and connotation using literature study and analytical descriptive method. The data were taken from a nonliterary text titled A Book of Russian Idioms Illustrated written by Dubrovin (1980) . The conclusion of this research shows that the meanings of the idioms are related to the people characters.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.201230.045 fatcat:c7gyti2okndzhkuzw7mdgkpnxm