Šekspir, fraze na engleskom jeziku koje se koriste i danas

Vilijem Šekspir (William Shakespeare) nosi titulu jednog od vodećih svetskih dramaturga. Njegov uticaj na engleski jezik bio je toliko jak da čak i nakon 4 veka, i dalje su u upotrebi neke njegove fraze.

Iako nije bio prvi koji je izgovori te reči, svakako ih je u vidu sledećih izraza popularizovao mnogo nakon svog vremena.
Sledi lista nekih izraza zajedno sa dramama iz kojih potiču:

We have seen better days. – As You Like It
“I’ll not budge an inch.” – The Taming of the Shrew
Knock knock! Who’s there? – Macbeth
Break the ice. – The Taming of the Shrew
Makes your hair stand on end. – Hamlet
The game is up. – Cymbeline
Love is blind – The Merchant of Venice
Wild goose chase. – Romeo & Juliet
Come what may. – Macbeth
Wear your heart on your sleeve. – Othello
What’s done is done. – Macbeth
Fight fire with fire. – King John
Sweets to the sweet. – Hamlet
Out of the jaws of death. – The Taming of the Shrew
I’ll not budge an inch. – The Taming of the Shrew
To be, or not to be, that is the question. – Hamlet
The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. – King Henry the Sixth, Part II
Nothing will come of nothing. – King Lear
Fair play. – The Tempest
Forever and a day. – As You Like It
Men of few words – King Henry the Fifth
The course of true love – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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