Beautiful Idioms & Useful Expressions All about Art

Beautiful Idioms & Useful Expressions All about Art

We are in Paris! The city of lights or the city of arts and culture. So today we’re going to talk to you about some idioms and expressions that are related to art. And culture. That’s coming up. It is a gorgeous day out. Perfect day to see all the sights of Paris. That is the Louvre. One of the most famous museums in the world. Check out this view. Right here. We’re at the Eiffel Tower. Or kind of. It’s right there. So since we are in Paris, which is a city very well known for its art and culture we’re going to talk to you about some expressions and idioms that that have words related to art in them. Of course. The first expression I want to talk to you about is to paint yourself into a corner. And when somebody paints themselves into a corner, that just means that they are put into a situation where there is no or there are very few good outcomes. And they are painted into a corner. It’s not a good place to be. So there’s a famous saying that goes a picture is worth a thousand words. And what this means is that you can have a complex idea that can be expressed in just one single picture. Better expressed in fact than a description. So there’s so much more that a picture says than words can say. A picture’s worth a thousand words. Another expression is to paint the town red. And when you go out and you paint the town red that just means that you are going out and you are partying and you are celebrating in a very lively way. As an example, you would say “You know, let’s go out tonight. Let’s paint the town red.” Another expression is to see the big picture or to look at the big picture. And this just means to see the situation as a whole. Because sometimes it’s very important to instead of like looking in little details, to look at the situation as a whole. And that means to look at the bigger picture or to see the bigger picture. Or the big picture. So we’re just chilling on a bench. As you can see behind us…oh, where did it go? It’s the other way. I can’t show you. There we go. It’s the Eiffel Tower. So we’re going to…we’re going to share our favorite things about Paris right now. What is your favorite thing about Paris? The food. Hands down. That was going to be mine. Everything. All the food is just like the ingredients are simple, high-quality, and just well put together. I like the croissants or here the croissants. Why is your nose so red? Because we were out in the sun all day yesterday. Somebody got sunburned. What’s your favorite site? I like Versailles. The gardens. I thought they were really, really impressive. Wes tell me your favorite French word? French word? I’ve been saying “Merci.” Merci. Okay. I’ve been using that. Okay, what about… It’s my only word. Favorite French word? Amour. What? Amour. I don’t know how to pronounce it. Favorite English channel. Interactive English. Obviously. Alright. Let’s keep moving. Another expression that I say quite often is…you just say, “What’s wrong with, this picture?” And when you’re asking somebody what’s wrong with this picture, it means that you’re asking this person or a group of people to identify what is wrong with this situation. And seeing if they can identify it. So you’re kind of asking them in a sarcastic way. What’s wrong with this picture? So this is an expression that’s also a question. And it goes “Do I have to paint you a picture?” And it’s not…it’s kind of like when you’re trying to explain something to somebody, and they just don’t get it at all. This is kind of asking like, “What else can i do to make you understand this?” You’re trying to make it more clear for them. You’re a little bit frustrated that they don’t get it. And you’re just asking them “Do I have to paint you a picture?” So you’re just kind of trying to see like… I’ve tried all these ways to explain It. What else can I do to make you understand this? Another idiom is saying that something is like watching the paint dry. This is a simile because we’re comparing two things. And you’re saying that something is like watching the paint dry. So you’re talking about something that is very boring. It’s dull. It’s tedious. And it takes a long time. So therefore, it’s like watching the paint dry. So another expression is to paint a ___ picture. And why I made that mmm sound because you can change the adjective. So something can paint a terrible picture. It can paint a bleak picture. It can paint a rosy picture. And what this means is to describe something in a certain way. And many times it’s used in a negative way. So when you… if something paints a terrible picture, it means that things appear to be pretty bad. Hope you guys enjoyed learning these expressions. And getting a glimpse of our trip to Paris. So now we want to hear from you guys. In the comments…what are we going to? We’re going to ask you…we have a question for you that we wanted to hear the answer to. And our question is “Have you ever been to Paris?” And if yes, “What did you think about it?” What was your favorite thing? And if you haven’t been, we’d like to know if you’d like to go. Thank you guys so much for watching, and we’ll see you next time. Bye.

91 thoughts on “Beautiful Idioms & Useful Expressions All about Art”

  1. You are great 💋 i always watch your video, i want to talk to you a personally topic. Can you give me your WhatsApp number please?

  2. Hi guys nice job …i am getting use to your videos ….keep up thtat good work….by the way i have never been to Paris I wish i cuold go this year as i am 3.5h fly…….enjoy your holidays.

  3. Watching your videos is not watching the paint dry…. Keep on making such amazing and useful videos…

  4. @Interactive English,Hi there …….
    How're you?
    Thanks so much for the lesson full of art…..👍👏
    I enjoyed it ……

    No,I have never been to Paris.Maybe ,in future……..
    But thanks so much for showing us around through this video……..👍

  5. Hello from France!
    I've been several times in Paris. Obviously, I like the History of France and my favorite king is "Louis XIV". For me, Versailles and its magnificent gardens are incomparable. (Do I have to paint you a picture?)
    Thank you for sharing that beautiful and useful video!

  6. How long have you stayed there?.Did you guys speak Frence there?What do you think about Frence people?Thanks so much for your incredible lesson👍

  7. I'm always so happy when people say they enjoyed visiting Paris ! Like wow that's my city, I feel like a proud mom!!!!

  8. Thank you for your for great efforts.
    No, I have never been to Paris. But after this video I can consider myself visit it because you are our eyes there. Have a good trip.

  9. Hi Wes and Iona. I enjoyed the expressions. I have never been to Paris, but I intend to go one day. "State-of-the-art " is one expression too?

  10. Amazing job guys! Here in Brazil, we got close idioms, almost literal translation! An example: "Do I have to paint you a picture?" is like "Tenho que desenhar para você?" and the meaning is exactly the same!! When you try to make your explanation more clear. And in "A picture is worth a thousand words" we have in Portuguese "Uma imagem vale mais que mil palavras" haha Awesome video 😍

  11. Yeah, I was in Paris and I think is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Every place there is full of history and absolutely enjoyable in many ways. Thank you for this video, it's reminds me good times! Bye

  12. I've never been to Paris.😣 By the way, I love croissants too!🥐 YUMMY!😋
    We miss you guys and the live-lessons!

  13. No l have not,but hope very soon and then l can answer ur questions ,by the way super useful expressions thx🤗👍

  14. I am appealed by the splendid landscape of Paris, how envy your experience!! After watching this course, my head is full of the word “picture”. I know it is not the exactly picture I knew previously. So how about drawing a hole picture of Paris well known landscapes for us? Haha

  15. 4:25 Quelle honte ! Ioana ne sait pas comment prononcer le mot « amour » !
    Bon… en fait, elle n'en est pas loin ! 🙂

  16. thanks, guys that was so beautiful

    have a nice month at in Paris

    about your question NO I have never been to Paris but maybe some day

  17. Interesting it was great thank you , maybe oneday to be in Morocco 🇲🇦 it is wonderful ( Chefchaouen , Agadir , Marrackech , Casablanca , and Atlas mountains ) I hope you enjoyed being in Paris

  18. Hi, my friends!! Awesome vacation! how's it going?
    I'm here again!!
    Well, these expressions it's not easy to learn when we're not living out there!
    The tower is truly the most important place to make a cool visit!
    Good to see you, guys!!

  19. this verey useful video it because
    continues alot of adiom or expression .and about Paris
    we can say (a picture worh a thousand word's )

  20. I haven't been to Paris, sorry. In Turkish we have the same expression "to look at the big picture". It has totally the same meaning as you said. I wish you a perfect holiday.

  21. My teacher your knowledge is beyond great. You guys are match made in heaven. Your Wife is super beautiful, smart and nice….

  22. Such a beautiful city and thanks for you two guys with so nice work. I have never been there. I hope I can go one day.

  23. Hello teachers! What an amazing place. I wish I would ever been to here one day.
    Well I would like try some of the expressions.
    1. Tomorrow is my birthday, I will paint the town red.
    2. nowadays it's very important to add pictures with news as a picture's worth a thousand words.

  24. I’ve been in paris once. I think 20 years ago. Unfortunately I was there only for a short trip. My favorite place was the art district Montmartre.

  25. to talk about the result or effect of a possible situation:

    It would be very expensive to stay in a hotel.

    Explain if we use could be in the place of would be. I noticed that there is chance for using would be to talk about possiblty in the future. I am so confused about using could and would to talk about future possibility. .please explain5

  26. yesterday i went to watching movie with my friends really that movie was like watching the paint dry
    haha haha a a haha

  27. Hey guys you both are simply superb…. The best part you look like hollmarkmovi hero horoien and lesson , I wonder the word paint can use this beautifully… Ahh no words only learning… Thanks for such a nice lesson…

  28. Great lesson! I just can't help thinking how happy the gal is with her husband taking her to Paris! I mean, that's all a woman wants from her man! lol

  29. I've just been to Paris by watching your video. Your camera paints a beautiful picture of Paris 🙂 Thank you for this great lesson, guys

  30. Hello good morning! watching you from this little window which is Internet and very happy to see you happy. Answering your question: yes, I went to Paris in 2009 and I liked very much the Eiffel Tower at night, and to eat in a restaurant which is Champs Elysees. Drinking wine and be relaxed.

  31. Hello! I'm Ann and I'm from Russia 🖖🇷🇺 I really like watching your videos! It's so useful as I've been studying English since 10 y.o (now I'm almost 17 y.o). And, yeah, I've been in Paris with my English teacher. It was in #March2017. Thanks a lot for this interesting video!!! MERCI

  32. I had been in Paris for a few times. First I visited Paris with a tight budget but I still could visit a few places like the Louvre, the Eiffel tower and the Triumphal arch. Second time, I just traveled across but it was an adventure to go London from Paris through the tunnel. Third time, I could spend more time in Paris and around Paris – I even could visited Disneyland and one of the biggest shopping center in Serris. I had seen both dressed up in Christmas lights. The most beautiful part of my visit was the most expensive: going there from Hungary by my car. And I still would like to go there.

  33. Yes, I’ve travelled to Paris back in 2010. We went to The Louvre and stumbled upon the Smile of Mona Lisa painting; can’t get closed enough due to the size of the crowd so we gave up. We also went to the top of Eiffel Tower! By and large a great trip and would like to go back again.

  34. Hi Wes. Thank you for this video.
    I like Paris, but I think my country, Iran, has more beautiful and attractive monuments. I live in Esfahan which is one of the most beautiful cities across the world. We have many amazing monuments in the city that one of them is Naqsh-e Jahan square. I hope you come to Esfahan and meet you here.
    Thanks again

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