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“Más vale maña que fuerza.” – Cleverness achieves more than strength.

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? Special post by Chris on Slideshare: … Continue reading

26. January 2013 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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“Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente.” – Out of sight out of mind.

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 … Continue reading

24. 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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“De músico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco.” – In English:

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.

18. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“De tal palo, tal astilla.” – From such a stick, such a splinter.

De tal palo, tal astilla. From such a stick, such a splinter. Children tend to resemble their parents in character, propensities and customs.

17. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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