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Socio-linguistic exercise

We know that part of your self-awareness with CQ knowledge: socio-linguistics is to become more aware of the idioms you use often.

An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light ). Idioms may potentially confuse a person from another culture and language.

Your assignment is to make a list of at least one idiom that you use often. Reflect on how a foreign language speaker might be confused by the idiom you use. Share this idiom in the comments and explain the meaning of the idiom you use often. We will find many idioms from around the world in this course. Many of which we will need explaining to us.

After sharing your idiom, please join the conversation then mark this step complete.

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