Advertisements

Allowed idioms

9 posts / 0 new
Russian asset
<a href="/hi/translator/uncommon" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1414669">Schnurrbrat</a>
जुड़ा: 07.03.2019
Pending moderation

How is everyone doing?

I got a question on idioms: What is allowed and what's not?

In my understanding,
so far are allowed:
1) idioms (break the ice)
2) historical phrases (after us the deluge)
3) proverbs (better late than never)
4) phrasal verbs (go for)

Not allowed:
1) one word entries
2) entries based on figurative meanings of the words
3) slang (knowledge-box for head)

Please correct me if I'm wrong,
Thanks.

Editor True-to-original translations.
<a href="/hi/translator/michaelna" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1257575">MichaelNa</a>
जुड़ा: 29.08.2015

My $0.02: why would historical phrases, proverbs and phrasal verbs be categorized under the heading of idioms? If ever new headings should be added and the idiom category should only contain idioms.
Since anyone who has created an account on this site can add content, the list of idioms has been bloated with content that should not have been added (mostly by users that don’t know what an idiom is).

Super Member
<a href="/hi/translator/igeethecat" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1365086">Igeethecat</a>
जुड़ा: 16.12.2017

Seems like the “Idioms” module here is going out of whack.
Duplicates, wrong explanations, “not an idiom”, etc.
It is like nobody cares anymore

Senior Member
<a href="/hi/translator/iwilke" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1445159">Iwilke</a>
जुड़ा: 29.01.2020
Igeethecat a écrit :

wrong explanations

Would be great to have a button "wrong" or even "absolutely wrong" next to it.

Super Member
<a href="/hi/translator/nadejda-silva" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1304169">Nadejda Silva</a>
जुड़ा: 20.08.2016

I was wondering whether there is a separate section for SLANG only . Which I think is quite useful. As there is slang that can't be categorized as an idiom, partially maybe yes but not 100%.

Moderator and dot in the universe
<a href="/hi/translator/knee427" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
जुड़ा: 05.04.2012

The definition of 'idiom' itself gives room for confusion. When I translated the website into Portuguese, I had to use 'Expressões idiomáticas', which also include slang.

I agree with @Nadejda that we could have a 'slang' section working just like the 'idioms' one.

I also agree with Schnurrbrat on what should and should not be added there, except for slang, as long as we don't discuss it.

Russian asset
<a href="/hi/translator/uncommon" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1414669">Schnurrbrat</a>
जुड़ा: 07.03.2019

Thank you everyone for your opinions.
I was hoping for more official or semi-official guidelines from our mods, editors and/or long-time contributors.
But personal opinions are obviously very welcomed too.

Moderator and dot in the universe
<a href="/hi/translator/knee427" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
जुड़ा: 05.04.2012

The only guidelines we have for idioms are what we have in the website rules:

  1. "Idioms" is for phrases that have figurative meaning, and not for normal random sentences.
  2. Each idiom should be added separately. If two idioms look similar and have the same meaning, they should be added as equivalents.

and FAQ

 

Idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. Idioms database is for storing idioms in different languages and, of course, their meanings, translated (or not) to other languages. Some phrases used in song lyrics are difficult to understand, that’s why we added idioms databank to the site. Users can add new idioms, meanings (definitions) to existing idioms, request idiom for explanation, etc. See next Q’s for details.

Of course, we can extend them and give these guidelines a more detailed view.

Russian asset
<a href="/hi/translator/uncommon" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1414669">Schnurrbrat</a>
जुड़ा: 07.03.2019

I need to bump this thread a bit, hoping for replies from mods/editors and frequent idiom contributors.
Here's a quick poll:
https://www.strawpoll.me/19418613

नई टिप्पणी जोड़ें