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BH V N Lakshmi
Abdullah Hamoud A. Al-Fauzanb


Idioms, Culture, Religion, Literature, Communication


Purpose of the study: The aim of this paper is to study the interplay of multilingual idioms through source and time with a caveat that it is an endless pursuit.

Methodology: In this research, logical analysis and modeling are used.

Results: For the very reason that idioms are formed in a context, such learners and users must be very careful while using them. It is important for them to be well versed with the nuances and fine points of the foreign language before they venture into the use of idioms. Also, straightaway translating idioms from one’s native language into a foreign language can truly lead to disastrous communication glitches.

Applications of this study: This research can be used for the universities, teachers, and students.

Novelty/Originality of this study: In this research, the model of the Idioms and culture is presented in a comprehensive and complete manner.


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