Idioms in business communication and their translation from english into ukrainian


  • Nataliia Ishchuk Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University
  • Vadym Pshenychnyi Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University


Nowadays, many idioms are used in business discourse. Without knowing idiomatic expressions, one may find it difficult to follow a conversation of any kind, especially when it comes to making deals. For businesses of different sizes, cultural diversity can be a big factor for the company‘s productivity and performance especially if employees are not able to communicate properly with each other. According to L. Bukingham ―idioms are widely recognized to be a stumbling block in the acquisition of a foreign language; it is often maintained that their ‗arbitrary‘, language-specific nature makes them difficult for learners to understand and acquire, and resistant to translation‖ [3]. Thus, the issue under consideration is hot and relevant.


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