Here is a Spanish Vocabuary Lesson that I found useful. Feel free to comment on youtube or here whether you found it useful!
Más vale maña que fuerza.
Cleverness achieves more than strength.
Just check out the upper and lower ends of any payroll to confirm this Spanish saying’s accuracy: What´s worth more, ideas or physical might?
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Hasta los gatos quieren zapatos.
Even cats want shoes.
This saying reprehends and makes fun of individuals who fail to moderate their ambition with a healthy assessment of their proper place and standing.
Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente.
Whatever the eyes don´t see, the heart doesn´t feel. Out of sight out of mind, they say.
Human nature is such that our heart usually fails to engage in matters which are not immediate to us or which we don´t experience directly.
A caballo regalado, no le mires el diente.
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
This Spanish saying reminds us to be appreciative when presented with a gift. One will do well by refraining from examining its quality and pointing out its faults.
To understand the imagery of this saying we must bear in mind that the health and age of horses was traditionally ascertained by inspecting the animals’ teeth.
Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda.
The she-monkey, even if dressed up in silk, remains a monkey.
Improving the essence of a person or his natural qualities is not accomplished by merely donning fancy apparel.
Zapatero a tus zapatos!
Shoemaker, to your shoes!
A person should express his opinion and give advice only within the realm of his competence. When in doubt, he cannot go wrong by minding his own business.
De noche, todos los gatos son pardos.
By night, all cats are brownish-gray.
In the darkness, all things –and all people- look pretty much the same, making it easy to hide defects.
Cuando el gato sale, los ratones bailan.
When the cat’s not in, the mice dance and play.
When authority is weakened, liberties are taken.
De músico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco.
Of musician, poet and madman we all have our measure.
Nobody is totally rational. Some more, some less, everyone has his share of the soul of an artist.