Spanish Sayings

My collection of 400+ Spanish Sayings

 

When learning Spanish, or any language for that matter, it is absolutely essential to get to "what makes a language unique". Learning Spanish sayings is by no means a thing that only advanced spanish speakers should do. It is fun for everyone!

The list of Spanish sayings below is arranged such that there is always an English equivalent of the Spanish saying. This makes it fun to compare and you can then read the literal translation to see whether you have understood the difference. Sometimes the sayings are strikingly similar in different languages! The fact is, that much of the Hispanic cultures is actually expressed with sayings. You will notice that when people are asked about sayings in their own language they feel priviledged to have that knowledge.

If you know of a Spanish or an English saying that you would like to add to the list please let me know. Alternatively, you can share your knowledge with more friends on Spanish Word-a-Day via the Facebook page. That way we all learn together! You can also check out this great collection of Spanish quotes.

I hope this will help you learn Spanish online and is a good source for you to learn Spanish for free!

Have fun! Saludos, Chris

Spanish Saying

El que nace para medio nunca llega a real.

 

English Equivalent

If you don't have what it takes you won't make it big.

 

Literal Translation

The one who is born for halves never reaches the full.



Spanish Saying

El remedio puede ser peor que la enfermedad.

 

English Equivalent

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.

 

Literal Translation

The remedy can be worse than the disease.



Spanish Saying

El tiempo lo cura todo.

 

English Equivalent

Time heals all wounds.

 

Literal Translation

Time cures everything.



Spanish Saying

En los nidos de antaño, no hay pájaros hogaño.

 

English Equivalent

Things have changed.

 

Literal Translation

In the nest of the last year there are no birds of this year.