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

Hacer de tripas corazón.

 

English Equivalent

What can't be cured must be endured.

 

Literal Translation

To make heart out of intestines.



Spanish Saying

Hay ropa tendida.

 

English Equivalent

Walls have ears.

 

Literal Translation

There are clothes hanging.



Spanish Saying

La comida a reposar; y la cena a pasear.

 

English Equivalent

After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile.

 

Literal Translation

Put the food to rest and the dinner to walk.



Spanish Saying

La posesión es lo que cuenta.

 

English Equivalent

Possession is nine tenths of the law.

 

Literal Translation

The possession is what counts.