The Brazilian Carnival is a popular destination for single people who want to escape Valentine’s Day celebrations on February 14th. On June 12, Brazil celebrates Dia dos Namorodos, which is Portuguese and translates to Lover’s Day. The day is festive with street decorations, parades, and carnivals. Couples exchange gifts, chocolates, and flowers. In addition, home decorations are a part of the celebration. Saint Anthony’s birthday is celebrated the following day on June 13th. Saint Anthony is the patron saint of marriage and matchmaking. On Saint Anthony’s eve, June 12th, single women write men’s names on pieces of paper, fold them up and in the morning, pick from the folded slips of paper to reveal their future husband.
Hello and welcome to episode…33…of An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the Idiom of the Day…is…bare your heart
bare your heart…means to tell someone your secret thoughts and feelings…to reveal your most private thoughts
I waited until we got engaged before I told him my true feelings.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… bare your heart
I waited until we got engaged before I bared my heart.
Here are two more sentences using the idiom… bare your heart
She waited until they had dated for a few months before she bared her heart.
bare your soul…can be used as well
After the divorce, it took me years to bare my soul to another person.
soul is a noun and it means the most important part of someone or something
The idiom bare your heart uses the word bare…B-A-R-E.
bare is an adjective and it means not having a covering
The living room walls are bare. We need to hang a few pictures
B-A-R-E and B-E-A-R are HOMOPHONES
HOMOPHONES are words that are spelled differently but sound the same.
bear…B-E-A-R, when used as a verb, means being able to accept something unpleasant without complaining
I can’t bear the pain of losing you.
bare..B-A-R-E is an adjective and it means not having a covering
I want to bare my heart and soul to you.
Which areas of your past are most important for you to discuss with a future partner?
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