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 puede la pluma que la espada.

 

English Equivalent

The pen is mightier than the sword.

 

Literal Translation

The feather can do more than the sword.



Spanish Saying

Más vale antes que despues.

 

English Equivalent

One good forewit is worth two afterwits.

 

Literal Translation

It is worth more before than after.



Spanish Saying

Murmurador a la oreja, antes place que molesta.

 

English Equivalent

Where there's whispering, there's lying.

 

Literal Translation

Whispering to the ear is first pleasant before it bothers.



Spanish Saying

Quien teme la muerte no goza la vida.

 

English Equivalent

Cowards die many times.

 

Literal Translation

The one who fears death does not enjoy life.