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Woodwind shaped their material idiomatically, trumpets and horns enjoyed a field day, and the singing of the strings in the delightful andante was silkily phrased.
A literal translation may be preferred when it is accompanied by explanatory prose, but a stand-alone translated work should be expressed idiomatically in the target language.
Traditionally, when critics comment on masochism in Hemingway they generally do so idiomatically, without touching on the sexual implications, by referring to the many physical wounds his characters suffer.
Consider the following sentences from German where `to shoot down the bird' means idiomatically `to be the best', or, to use another idiom `to take the cake':
Particular praise is due to Sylvia Rosin and Irmhild Beutler, whose twin recorders intertwine with effortless grace and without the slightest lapse in intonation, and to chitarronist and guitarist Thomas Schulz, whose ensemble arrangements of these monophonic tunes are both idiomatically appropriate and sensuously lovely.
The ever-dependable Kenneth Montgomery conducted idiomatically.
Sibelius's orchestral writing, often mysterious and exploratory, was brought to life idiomatically and sensitively by this expert orchestra Oramo is nurturing.
Immensely gratifying musically, the work is idiomatically appropriate for both viola and piano, challenging but not overly taxing technically, and rhythmically and melodically winsome.
A writer born and brought up in a country whose language attained its full status as late as 1972, where Italian holds on at least idiomatically and was taught in schools until a few years ago, Farah has chosen English (which has now superseded Italian in schools but which obviously remains a foreign language) as his literary medium.
Idiomatically a woman is polu, the 'road' which links socially and spatially distinct people and which is 'kept clean' and 'soft' through ongoing exchange.
Male history has always depended on the woman's body whether used idiomatically or exploitatively; women fill the gaps in the male system.
Plots are made, vows taken and broken, but somehow all ends happily, though in this staging Berenice--power-frilly and idiomatically sung by Toronto-born mezzo Mary-Ellen Nesi--wanders away alone from the final rejoicing.