Spanish Proverbs, Spanish Idioms, and Spanish Sayings

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Spanish Proverbs, Expressions, Idioms, and Sayings


You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

Each of us must face our own responsibilities.


Evildoers always think the worst of others.

If you think the worst, you won’t be far wrong.

It’s just a question of putting two and two together.

Health is better than wealth.

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.


It’s a Small world!.

Like breeds like.

Problems don’t seem so bad if you keep cheerful.


A constant guest is never welcome.

We’ll just have to make do.

Look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves.

Whom the gods love die young.

Never spend your money before you have it.


Whom the gods love die young.

spanish idiomsAs soon as one goes out the window, another comes in the door.

Every dog has its day.

Plenty breeds pride.

Bad grass never dies

There is no two without three

The devil knows more for being old than for being the devil

Tell me who you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are


The one that does, pays

A good payer will not object to leaving a deposit.

Two in distress makes sorrow less.

At the game’s end we shall see who gains.

It never rains, but it pours.

We must live by the living, not by the dead.


Half a loaf is better than no bread.

Her left hand doesn’t know what her right hand is doing.

Let bygones be bygones.

Each to his own and God watching over everyone.


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We are all different.

Everyone sees things from his / her own point of view.

Each person knows where problems lie.

A few germs never hurt anyone.


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He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.

When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing.

Appetite comes with eating.

As sure as eggs is eggs

spanish expressionsGod made little green apples

Night follows day

The day is long.

It’s like water off a duck’s back.

Patience, time, and money accommodate all things.

Honor buys no meat in the market.

Long absent, soon forgotten.

Least said, soonest mended.


Do what is right, come what may.

It’s Six of one and half a dozen of the other.

I don’t care what people say as long as I get what want.

A miss is as good as a mile.

We’re all a little crazy in one way or another.

Make the best of a bad bargain.


We have been fools once in our lives.

No one will notice in the dark.

There’s nothing so queer as folk.

He that chastens one chastens twenty.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison .

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Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Out of debt, out of danger.

No offense taken when none is meant.

You can’t win them all.

Everyone gets his comeuppance in the end

Everyone gets his just deserts sooner or later.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Home is where the heart is.

One enemy is too many; and a hundred friends too few.


Half a loaf is better than no bread.

Learning is better than house and land.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

A pound of care will not pay a pound of debt.

Where there’s gossiping, there’s lying.

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one.

If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.

He that fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick.

Every law has its loophole.

Once a thief, always a thief.

Cowards die many times.


Lovers quarrels are soon mended.

The Truth will out.

spanish proverbsIf wishes were horses , then beggars would ride.

If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Different strokes for different folks.

Each to his own.

There’s no disputing for taste.


It makes no difference.

It’s as broad as it is long .

The Lord helps those who help themselves

Lucky in cards, unlucky in love

Who the cap fits let them wear it


The early bird gets the worm

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear



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When the cat is away, the mice will play

Hunger is the best sauce

Good fences make good neighbors

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree


Like father like son

A man is known by the company he keeps

Old flames die hard

It takes two to tango

Once bitten twice shy

A closed mouth catches no flies

The shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

It’s no crime to steal from a thief.

Better to ask the way than to go astray.


If you live like that, you’re bound to come to a bad end.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

A moneyless man goes fast through the market.


You must face the consequences of your actions.


spanish expressionsIf you wish good advice, consult an old man.

Give a thing and take a thing, to wear the devil’s gold ring

Between a rock and a hard place

A cat in gloves catches no mice

The third time is the charm

A change is as good as a rest.


To err is human, to forgive divine.

Never give advice unasked.

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Give a dog a bad name and hang it.

Two in distress makes sorrow less


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Better late than never

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched

The longest night will have an end

Every cloud has a silver lining

None so blind as those who won’t see


You can’t get blood out of a stone

Out of sight out of mind

What the eye sees not, the heart craves not

To be a little rooster



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For lack of bread, the cakes are good

Time cures everything


In the bad ones, friends are met

To make heart from guts

Where there is a will there is a way

When it rains it pours

Actions speak louder than words

The pen is mightier than the sword

To good hunger there’s no hard bread

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