Spanish Phrases, Spanish Idioms, Spanish Expressions, Spanish Proverbs, and Spanish Sayings



Please note:
The Spanish phrases and idioms below are not in any particular order.
Meanings or occasions are mentioned (in Italics) when necessary.


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Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are!

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You look prettier when you’re quiet.

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He who has scalded himself on milk weeps when he sees a cow.

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He who is quiet agrees.
Taking someone’s silence as a sign of agreement.

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For fleeing enemies, a silver bridge.If your enemies are trying to end hostilities, try to compromise.

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If you lean on a good tree, you will be protected by a good shadow.
You can trust a good friend.

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If you see that your neighbor has shaved his beard, you’d do best to start lathering yours.

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The devil knows more from being old than from being the devil.
About the importance of age.

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In a blacksmith’s house, all knives are wooden.
About those who take care of other people’s problems but neglect their own family.

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I have an aunt who plays the guitar.
About lack of communication or when the problem and solution don’t match.

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Don’t sell the bear’s skin before you’ve killed it.
Don’t act as if you have something, until you really do.

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It’s easier to see the straw in someone else than the beam in oneself.
We see other people’s faults but fail to see our own.

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Don’t speak of the noose in the hanged man’s house.

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Give me bread, and call me stupid.

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If your wife wants to throw you off the roof, make sure the roof is as low as possible.

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Cheap things are expensive.

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If God doesn’t give you children, the devil will give you nephews.

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