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

Mal de muchos, consuelo de todos.

 

English Equivalent

Two in distress makes sorrow less.

 

Literal Translation

Pain of many, comfort of all.



Spanish Saying

No dejes camino por vereda.

 

English Equivalent

A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect.

 

Literal Translation

Don't leave the path for the sidewalk.



Spanish Saying

Más vale estar solo que mal acompañado.

 

English Equivalent

It's better to be on your own than with people you don't like.

 

Literal Translation

It is worth more to be alone, than to be in bad company.



Spanish Saying

No hay más cera que la que arde.

 

English Equivalent

What you see is what you get.

 

Literal Translation

There isn't more wax than the one that is burning.