English Monday #6 – Summer Idioms

MONDAY ENGLISH

By Arnis Silvia
SAYINGS ABOUT SUMMER

Hai sobat PPIA Unisa. Berjumpa lagi dalam Monday English edisi 13 Maret 2017. Summer di Australia sudah mendekati penghujungnya sebelum beralih pada autumn. Sebelum summer berakhir, yuk kita bahas beberapa peribahasa/ sayings/ idioms yang berkaitan dengan summer. Apa saja itu? Yuk kita lihat satu persatu dan jangan lupa untuk berlatih sendiri dengan membuat kalimat baru.

Idiom #1 One swallow does not make a summer

Peribahasa ini bermakna “satu perbuatan baik belum tentu menunjukkan keseluruhan yang baik pula”

Contoh:

A : Jenny, I think my boyfriend has changed. I know he has been really ignorant these time. But last night he said he misses me!
B : Well, one swallow does not make a summer. Let’s see what he is going to do next.

Idiom #2 Fresh as a daisy

Peribahasa ini bermakna: sehat wal afiat

Contoh:

A : I heard that your sister has come home from France. How is she doing?
B : She’s fresh as a daisy.

Idiom #3 Social butterfly

Social butterfly bermakna: seseorang yang sering muncul pada acara-acara sosial dan suka berpindah-pindah mengobrol dengan satu orang dengan yang lain.

Contoh:

A : Where is your brother? I can’t she him tonight.
B : He was with me a second ago. He might be talking with his friends now. He is such a social butterfly.

Idiom #4 Let grass grow under your feet

Pepatah ini berarti “jangan menunggu terlalu lama”.

Contoh:

A : Come on man, say something to her before someone else asks her to dance! You let grass grow under your feet!
B : Ah, I am not sure if she wants.

Idiom #5 Chasing rainbows

Mengejar pelangi bermakna “mengejar sesuatu yang mustahil terjadi”

Contoh:

A : Do you think Mr. Gerard will cancel the quiz today?
B : That’s chasing rainbows. He never changes his plan.

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