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Филология и лингвистика
Al-Mustansiriya University , Iraq
«Human body parts and their metaphoric meanings in English and Arabic»
English and Arabic are two different languages with their own cultural backgrounds. In these two languages, there are metaphors that perceive objects, animate or inanimate. In using metaphors in general and body metaphors in particular English and Arabic intercalants create mysterious meanings which require deep thinking on both sides to understand the real meaning. Consequently, understanding body part metaphors can increase comprehension between these two languages and make conversations more natural. As such, the present study aims at providing necessary information, which can be with benefit in the fields of translation and cross-cultural communication.