A Contribution to the Contrastive Analysis of Phrasemes With Color Elements in Croatian, Italian and German Phraseology

Author:
Maja Opašić; Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci, Rijeka, Hrvatska - Nina Spicijarić; HAZU – Zavod za povijesne i društvene znanosti u Rijeci, Rijeka, Hrvatska
Email:
mopasic@ffri.hr
Summary
The paper deals with the selected examples of phrasemes with color elements in the Croatian, Italian and German language. Colors have a role in everyday life and, in that respect - language, where their visual and symbolic role is evident. Therefore, the paper first explains the origins and symbolism of red, blue, green, yellow and pink, and then contrastive analysis is conducted. While doing so, correspondences and differences in the phrases of Croatian, Italian and German language are analyzed. It also explains the amount of symbolism in a particular color presented in the phraseme background, i.e. how it motivated its meaning.
Key words
phraseme, phraseme background, Croatian, Italian, German
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