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
Mal de muchos, consuelo de todos.
Two in distress makes sorrow less.
Pain of many, comfort of all.
No dejes camino por vereda.
A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect.
Don't leave the path for the sidewalk.
Más vale estar solo que mal acompañado.
It's better to be on your own than with people you don't like.
It is worth more to be alone, than to be in bad company.
No hay más cera que la que arde.
What you see is what you get.
There isn't more wax than the one that is burning.