The Idiom Generator is a result of me being a student of both the English language and web development.
As a non-native speaker in a native speakers' world (I live in London), I found myself in need of a place to practice English as spoken by the native speakers - and gosh, their language is full of idioms!
Perhaps you can relate... and I'd love to hear your story.
As for me, I soon realised that already existing online resources simply won't cut it, so I decided to fill the void by creating my own. And the Idiom Generator is just that - a tool to systematically practice the idiomatic expressions the English language has.
And it's here as much for me as for anyone else.
Learn idioms alongside me
Whenever I hear a new phrase from my friends in London, or on TV (or the Internet, for that matter), I quickly create a quiz about it and then add it to the Generator. Indeed, I found that the best way to learn something is to present it to others!
My hope is that some people - perhaps even YOU - will learn at least a few idioms alongside me.
This project would not have been possible if it weren't for Udacity, an online platform offering technical courses (where I'm currently enrolled).
Another indispensable source of knowledge proved to be the Stack Overflow forum. Thanks to everyone who unknowingly made this project happen by generously posting answers in that community.
Credit for most of the beautiful illustrations on the website (including the one you see above this text) goes to jorgenmac100. I'm glad I managed to find the perfect match for my vision!
And speaking of artistic vision, I'm thankful for the team of developers who created the Material Design Lite framework. Using it allowed me to make this project visually coherent even though I'm no designer myself!
Last but not least, I need to thank the city of London: for being a good teacher of not only English, but also life.
Get in touch
Have a suggestion? An improvement? Perhaps an idiom you're missing on the site? Or a personal story to share?
All of the above is welcome! Use the contact form below, and I'll try to reply as soon as possible.