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

Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

 

English Equivalent

There's no substitute for experience.

 

Literal Translation

The devil knows more because he is old than because he's the devil.



Spanish Saying

La salud es la mayor riqueza.

 

English Equivalent

Health is better than wealth.

 

Literal Translation

Health is the biggest wealth.



Spanish Saying

Lo que es moda no incomoda.

 

English Equivalent

You have to suffer to be fashionable.

 

Literal Translation

Whatever is in fashion isn't uncomfortable.



Spanish Saying

Más apaga la buena palabra que caldera de agua.

 

English Equivalent

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

 

Literal Translation

A good word extinguishes more than a boiler of water.