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
No se oía ni el vuelo de una mosca.
You could have heard a pin drop.
One didn't even hear the flight of a fly.
No se sabe si algo es bueno hasta que se lo pone a prueba.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
You don't know whether something is good until you put it to the test.
Paga lo que debes, sanaras del mal que tienes.
Out of debt, out of danger.
Pay what you owe, healed you will be of the pains you have.
Persevera y triunfaras.
If at first you don't succeed, try, and then try again.
Persevere and you will triumph.