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English idioms in other languages

Below you find a list of idioms in other languages. You can click to see only English-French idioms, English-German idioms, English-Spanish idioms, English-Dutch idioms or English-Italian idioms.

Blind as a bat – idiom in German

Blind as a bat in German is Blind as a mole. Language learners and -lovers will enjoy many more pairs of equivalent idioms, and children will be curious to discover foreign languages on idiomplanet.

Better a bird in the hand than two in the the bush and the similar German idiom.

Better a bird in the hand than two in the the bush has a similar German idiom: Better a bird in the hand than a dove on the roof.

To have a change of heart in French

“To have a change of heart” in French means “avoir un changement de cœur”. However, in French one would rather say “changer son fusil d’épaule”, in English “to change one’s gun to the other shoulder”.

A storm in a tea cup in French..

Une tempête dans un verre d’eau”en anglais

La goutte qui fait déborder le vase, en Anglais, concerne un chameau

La goutte qui fait déborder le vase, en Anglais.

Its raining cats and dogs and … thread!

Raining cats, dogs and in German thread.

Its raining cats and dogs and … frogs!

It’s raining cats and dogs in ins Spanish means .. The similar Spanish idiom is llueven sapos y culebras, or in English It’s raining frogs and snakes.

Its raining cats and dogs and … pipe stems!

It’s raining cats and dogs in Dutch

Its raining cats and dogs and … shoemaker apprentices!

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The straw that broke the camel’s back in French refers to a vase.

The straw that broke the camel’s back in French, and other French English idioms

If you see stars in French, you see thirty-six candles

To see stars en français

To call a spade a spade in French means to call a cat.

To call a spade a spade in French/en français

A frog in the throat in French is less slimy.

To have a frog in the throat in French – en français

To leave no stone unturned in French stirs sky and earth.

To leave no stone unturned in French – en français

Goose pimples in French is nothing for chicken.

To have goose pimples en français- in French

To have a change of heart needs a gun

To have a change of heart” in French

Its raining cats and dogs and … ropes

It’s raining cats and dogs in French/en français

To have a change of heart in French you need a weapon

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