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figurative expression #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 16, 2011 19:16 pm   figurative expression
 

Do the following phrase have meaning?

"Stuttgart seems to be dressed in holiday clothes."
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figurative expression #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 16, 2011 19:24 pm   figurative expression
 

But expression?

"The streets are studded with posters."
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figurative expression #3 (permalink) Tue Aug 16, 2011 19:33 pm   figurative expression
 

But the next?

"A lot of people are swarming like ants."
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figurative expression #4 (permalink) Tue Aug 16, 2011 22:08 pm   figurative expression
 

Stuttgart seems to be dressed in holiday clothes.
Stuttgart looked very bright and colourful. Possibly it was ready for a parade or procession, with waving flags, etc.

The streets are studded with posters.
There are posters everywhere.

A lot of people are swarming like ants.
There are people everywhere.
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figurative expression #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 17, 2011 18:28 pm   figurative expression
 

Thank you very much!
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figurative expression #6 (permalink) Wed Aug 24, 2011 21:59 pm   figurative expression
 

Hi,
What is the difference between "the idiom" and "the figurative speech"?
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figurative expression #7 (permalink) Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:10 am   figurative expression
 

How can i learn english fast and speak fluently.i want to speak english fluently.
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figurative expression #8 (permalink) Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:38 am   figurative expression
 

Samiya wrote:
How can i learn english fast and speak fluently.i want to speak english fluently.

"Fast" won't work, you have a tall mountain to climb, so be patient.
Start doing exercises (this site has them in great abundance).

One word of advice: you'd better find something that you enjoy doing, that involves English (maybe playing a game or watching a movie where the characters use English). Otherwise you will lose interest fairly quickly and drop out.
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