How to Explain English Idioms to People Who Don't Speak English?

Answer Helping people learn your language is harder than it seems. You probably want to teach them everything, but this probably won't happen. However, you CAN teach them some useful stuff, and idioms are... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Explain English Idioms to People Who Don...

My cousin is here from Italy and doesn't speak much English. How do I explain "non-dairy creamer" to him?

Just buy real cream until he goes home. It's easier that way.

Do people have to speak English to be in the U.S.?

The United States does not have an official national language. However, if you are an immigrant looking to become a citizen through the naturalization test, you must be able to read and write one o... Read More »

How many people speak English in the U.S.?

English is a modern language with Germanic roots, and the primary language of 82 percent or 215 million people in the U.S. population. In addition, 96 percent describe themselves as able to speak ... Read More »

How many people in the U.S. do not speak English?

Approximately 21 million people in the United States speak limited or no English, according to a 2007 study by the American Library Association. The number of people in the United States who do not... Read More »