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
El que nace para medio nunca llega a real.
If you don't have what it takes you won't make it big.
The one who is born for halves never reaches the full.
El remedio puede ser peor que la enfermedad.
Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.
The remedy can be worse than the disease.
El tiempo lo cura todo.
Time heals all wounds.
Time cures everything.
En los nidos de antaño, no hay pájaros hogaño.
Things have changed.
In the nest of the last year there are no birds of this year.