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

No se oía ni el vuelo de una mosca.

 

English Equivalent

You could have heard a pin drop.

 

Literal Translation

One didn't even hear the flight of a fly.



Spanish Saying

No se sabe si algo es bueno hasta que se lo pone a prueba.

 

English Equivalent

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

 

Literal Translation

You don't know whether something is good until you put it to the test.



Spanish Saying

Paga lo que debes, sanaras del mal que tienes.

 

English Equivalent

Out of debt, out of danger.

 

Literal Translation

Pay what you owe, healed you will be of the pains you have.



Spanish Saying

Persevera y triunfaras.

 

English Equivalent

If at first you don't succeed, try, and then try again.

 

Literal Translation

Persevere and you will triumph.