Category Archives for Spanish Quotes

One chance to leave a first impression

Here is a nice quote I heard the other day: “You only have one chance to leave a good first impression.” As a spanish quote that would be: “Solo tienes una opportunidad de producir una buena impresión primaria.” Related to … Continue reading

17. November 2016 by spanishphrases
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“Hasta los gatos quieren zapatos.” – Even cats want shoes.

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.

25. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“A caballo regalado, no le mires el diente.” – Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

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 … Continue reading

23. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda.” – In English:

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.

22. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Zapatero a tus zapatos!” – Shoemaker, to your shoes!

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.

21. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“De noche, todos los gatos son pardos.” – By night, all cats are brownish-gray.

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.

20. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Cuando el gato sale, los ratones bailan.” – When the cat’s not in…

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.

19. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Mucho ruido y pocas nueces.” – Lots of noise and little substance.

Mucho ruido y pocas nueces. Lots of noise and little substance. Much bragging and little to brag about.

10. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Gato con guantes no caza ratones.” – A cat with mittens cannot hunt mice.

Gato con guantes no caza ratones. A cat with mittens cannot hunt mice. One cannot knead dough without getting one’s hands into the thick of it. To get a task properly done one must forgo elegancies and refinements that are … Continue reading

08. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Errando se aprende a herrar.” – In English:

Errando se aprende a herrar. By making mistakes (errar: “to make mistakes”) one learns the blacksmith’s trade (herrar). By trial and error we learn.

07. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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