TO KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE: PHRASEOLOGICAL EXPRESSIONS WITH SACRED NUMBERS IN ENGLISH, HUNGARIAN, AND UKRAINIAN

Keywords: phraseological expression (unit), symbolism, numbers, culture

Abstract

The paper is devoted to the identification and interpretation of some common and unique features of the phraseological expressions, or idioms, with numeric component in their formations in the English, Hungarian, and Ukrainian languages. In the course of analysis, various groups of meanings of these numbers found in these units are distinguished which accurately reflect the given nation’s culture, beliefs, identity, mentality, folklore and provide a deeper insight into the link between language and culture. Moreover, the present study further outlines some challenging points for both non-native speakers and translators when dealing with culture-specific set expressions in a foreign language based on semantic and structural differences.

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Published
2022-04-28
How to Cite
Albert, V. (2022). TO KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE: PHRASEOLOGICAL EXPRESSIONS WITH SACRED NUMBERS IN ENGLISH, HUNGARIAN, AND UKRAINIAN. Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 50(1), 9-19. https://doi.org/10.23856/5001
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LANGUAGE, CULTURE, COMMUNICATION