Connecting on the Universal Dance of Words

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I dioms and expressions play a vital role in everyday conversations, offering valuable cultural insights and infusing language with vitality. They serve to paint vivid pictures, rendering conversations memorable and nurturing stronger connections between individuals.
These linguistic tools contribute to the enrichment of language, injecting discussions with liveliness and diversity. Moreover, the use of idioms facilitates the understanding of different cultures and promotes smoother social interaction.
In human communication, words act as threads that weave understanding and unity. Conversations resemble rhythmic dances, bridging gaps between individuals and fostering a harmonious blend of shared experiences. Language serves as a conduit for connection, expression, and exploration of our innermost thoughts, thereby promoting unity and embarking on a collective journey of humanity.
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• stative verb
• Myan-rkwfqdwf (n)+ ysm; (n)+pGJ(v)
• figurative
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To make a beehive on the beard

If bees built a hive on a man’s beard, he would be considered very lucky to have honey stored under his chin. This idea represents being lucky or getting a good opportunity.
Here are some similar English idioms, sayings, and expressions with example sentences:
“To hit the jackpot”:
When someone wins a big prize or achieves great success.
Example: “After years of hard work, John finally hit the jackpot when he landed his dream job.”
“To strike gold”:
Finding something valuable or discovering a great opportunity.
Example: “Sally struck gold when she stumbled upon a rare antique at the flea market.”
“To be in clover”:
To be in a situation of great comfort or prosperity.
Example: “Ever since inheriting his uncle’s fortune, Robert has been in clover, living a life of luxury.”
“To be on cloud nine”:
Feeling extremely happy or elated.
Example: “Winning the championship put the entire team on cloud nine.”
“To be in seventh heaven”:
Feeling extreme joy or bliss.
Example: “When Sarah received the news of her promotion, she was in seventh heaven.”
“To strike it rich”:
Becoming wealthy or successful, often suddenly or unexpectedly.
Example: “The entrepreneur struck it rich when his startup company was acquired by a larger corporation.”
To “become lucky” or “be given a good chance” can be synonymous with the phrase “strike it rich.” It conveys the idea of suddenly finding oneself in a fortunate and advantageous situation.
More idioms with similar meaning:
1. Hit the jackpot
2. Hit pay dirt
3. Rake in the dough
4. Make a killing
5. Strike gold
6. Win big
7. Clean up
8. Make a mint
These idioms all convey the idea of achieving great financial success or luck.
“Lucky strike” is an idiomatic phrase. It refers to a fortunate and unexpected occurrence or success. This expression can also be used to describe a stroke of luck or a fortunate turn of events.

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• compound noun
• qD(n)+rD;cGuf(n)+awmuf(v)
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2. rD;tvQHxonf
“A small oil lamp can emit only a weak light. Compared to the light shed by a big lantern or an electric bulb, its light is much weaker. If an unimportant person tries to compete with mightier persons, he is said to be guttering like a small oil lamp.”
Here are some English idioms and expressions that convey a similar sense or essence to the Myanmar idiom:

1. “A dim light in comparison to a bright light.”
2. “A small candle in a big storm.”
3. “Outshone by a brighter light.”
4. “Trying to compare a firefly to a spotlight.”
5. “A little fish in a big pond.”
These idioms and expressions all convey the idea of being overshadowed or outmatched by something much stronger or brighter.

1. “A dim light in comparison to a bright light.”
Meaning: To be overshadowed or outshone by something much more prominent or powerful.
Example sentence: Despite her talent, she felt like a dim light in comparison to the bright star of the show.
2. “A small candle in a big storm.”
Meaning: To feel insignificant or weak in the face of a difficult or overwhelming situation.
Example sentence: As a new employee, she often felt like a small candle in a big storm at the busy office.
3. “Outshone by a brighter light.”
Meaning: To be surpassed or outperformed by someone or something more impressive or remarkable.
Example sentence: His achievements were outshone by the brighter light of his colleague’s groundbreaking invention.
4. “Trying to compare a firefly to a spotlight.”
Meaning: Attempting to equate something small and modest with something much larger and more powerful.
Example sentence: Comparing our humble efforts to the monumental project is like trying to compare a firefly to a spotlight.
5. “A little fish in a big pond.”
Meaning: Feeling insignificant in a larger or more competitive environment.
Example sentence: Starting at a big university, she felt like a little fish in a big pond among so many talented students.
Here are some more idioms, sayings, and expressions related to the theme of feeling small or insignificant in comparison to something greater or more powerful:
1. “A drop in the ocean.”
Meaning: A very small or negligible amount in comparison to a much larger whole.
Example sentence: His donation, while generous, felt like a drop in the ocean compared to the massive fundraising goal.
2. “Lost in the shuffle.”
Meaning: To be overlooked or forgotten in a large group or busy environment.
Example sentence: In the bustling city, she often felt lost in the shuffle, struggling to find her place.
3. “A voice in the wilderness.”
Meaning: To be a lone advocate or supporter of an unpopular or unconventional idea.
Example sentence: Speaking out against the new policy, she felt like a voice in the wilderness, with few others sharing her concerns.
4. “A cog in the machine.”
Meaning: A person who is a small, unimportant part of a larger organization or system.
Example sentence: Working at the factory, he felt like just a cog in the machine, with little control over the overall operation.
5. “A small fry.”
Meaning: Someone or something unimportant or insignificant, especially in comparison to others.
Example sentence: In the world of politics, she was considered a small fry, with minimal influence on major decisions.

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•adverb of degree/ quantity
•bl;(n)+vkH;(n)+ em;(n)+ r(part)+ xGif;(v)
• colloquial
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vSw,f/ uGJuGJjym;jym;vkyfprf;yg/

If you seal a dried gourd and put it in water, it won’t get wet. Similarly, if someone can’t understand something no matter how it’s explained, they’re like a sealed gourd with no opening.
Here are some English idioms and expressions that convey a similar sense or essence to the Myanmar idiom:
1. “It’s like talking to a brick wall.”
2. “It’s like trying to get blood from a stone.”
3. “It’s like banging your head against a wall.”
4. “It’s like water off a duck’s back.”
These idioms all convey the idea of trying to communicate with someone who is not receptive or understanding, similar to the essence of the Myanmar idiom.

1. “It’s like talking to a brick wall.”
– Meaning: Attempting to communicate with someone who is unresponsive or indifferent.
Example: “I tried to explain the situation to my boss, but it was like talking to a brick wall.”
2. “It’s like trying to get blood from a stone.”
– Meaning: Trying to obtain something from someone who is unwilling or unable to give.
Example: “Asking for help from him is like trying to get blood from a stone.”
3. “It’s like banging your head against a wall.”
– Meaning: Trying repeatedly to achieve something without success.
Example: “Trying to convince her to change her mind is like banging your head against a wall.”
4. “It’s like water off a duck’s back.”
– Meaning: Referring to something that has no effect or impact on someone.
Example: “I can tell him a hundred times, but it’s like water off a duck’s back.”

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• Myanmar Idioms, written by Saya Hla Thamein


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