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PostPosted: 2008 05 20, 08:24 
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Maybe we can write some Lithuanian idioms here? Here are some ...

dėti į akį – miegoti
put in eye??? :) - to sleep

griežti dantį – niršti
grind tooth - rage (at, about, against)

molio Motiejus – apsileidėlis
clay?/earthenware? Matthew - slob

Well, you probably noticed that I didn't quite manage to translate these idioms into English. Maybe you can help me?

Maybe you also have some good Lithuanian idioms. Please write them here.


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PostPosted: 2008 07 19, 12:56 
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Dictionaries are a good source of them. One word that's used in plenty idioms is akis:

Akis apdumti - To smoke the eyes - To deceive somebody
Akis badyti - To poke the eyes - To be in a clear, visible place / To shame
Akis draskyti - To shred the eyes - To nag / To reproach cheekily
Akis ganyti - To shepherd the eyes - To admire some sight
Akis į akį - Eye to eye - Face to face
Į akis lįsti - To climb to the eyes - To be insistent/intrusive

There are definitely more with akis, but I selected out the more common ones.

Kviečiu ir kitus užmesti akį į žodynus ;).
I invite the others to throw the eye on the dictionaries too ;).


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PostPosted: 2009 02 12, 11:21 
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Idiom = a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (Oxford Concise English dictionary)

idi|omā, ~omos (2)
lingv. pastovus vaizdingas žodžių junginys, kurio vientisa reikšmė nesutampa su atskirai paimtų dėmenų reikšmėmis (Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas)

Saying = a short, commonly known expression containing advice or wisdom (Oxford Concise English dictionary)

pósakis (1)
trumpas, ppr. pastovus sakinys ar žodžių junginys, frazė (Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas)


These two things are often mixed in usage, but I love them both. I'll add a few here...

Kaip šuniui penkta koja - nereikalingas papildomas daiktas ar veiksmas
Ranka ranką plauna - žmonių palaikymas nešvariuose darbuose
Galvą pametęs - padrikai skubantis

Šitas radau http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazeologizmas

My stock of lithuanian idioms is very short, but English idioms have been a hobby longer, so I'll try to give the English equivalents to what toto wrote.

dėti į akį – miegoti
shuteye (to get some shuteye) - to sleep

griežti dantį – niršti
to see red - drive someone up the wall - rage (at, about, against)

molio Motiejus – apsileidėlis
? - slob

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PostPosted: 2009 02 12, 19:18 
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Kaip šuniui penkta koja - nereikalingas papildomas daiktas ar veiksmas
Galvą pametęs - padrikai skubantis


I can add to this...

kaip šuniui penkta koja - also can be for a person (to describe how the person feels of some things, for example: I am among my friends, who are busy with their friends whom I don't know and they are not paying attention that I am there too,so i feel like the 5th leg for a dog)...

Galvą pametęs - not only skubantis, but also...for example you can say the guy fell in love and "lost his head" because of that girl :lol:

;)

Žodis - sidabras, tylėjimas - auksas.

The word is silver, the silence - gold :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Idiomos
PostPosted: 2014 05 06, 10:31 

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Other idioms:

kaip penktas ratas vežime;
už vieną muštą dešimt nemuštų duoda

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