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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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“Hierba mala nunca muere.” – Weeds never die.

Hierba mala nunca muere. Weeds never die. This refers to the fact that weeds, although generally unwanted, are often very resilient. They proliferate even in poor conditions, in contrast to many finer plants which require special care to thrive. Ranking … Continue reading

09. 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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“En todas partes se cuecen habas.” In English:

En todas partes se cuecen habas. ”Habas” everywhere are cooked. Habas are a type of broad bean. They used to be regarded as food for the poor as well as for animals. No one and no place is exempt from … Continue reading

06. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león.” in English:

Más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león. Better to be a mouse´s head than a lion’s tail. According to this famous Spanish saying, it is preferable to lead at a more modest level than to be one-among … Continue reading

05. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey.” – In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.

En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king. Even a mediocre person can stand out if surrounded by lesser people.

04. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“En boca cerrada no entran moscas.” – Flies don´t enter a shut mouth.

En boca cerrada no entran moscas. Flies don´t enter a shut mouth. By abstaining from unnecessary talk one prevents many evils.

03. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“En casa del herrero, cuchara de palo.” – In the blacksmith´s house, a wooden spoon.

En casa del herrero, cuchara de palo. In the blacksmith´s house, a wooden spoon. It notes that in the place where it would be most expected to find something it´s often absent. It´s used as well when children don´t follow … Continue reading

02. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Del árbol caído, todos hacen leña.” – Everyone cuts firewood from the fallen tree.

Del árbol caído, todos hacen leña. Everyone cuts firewood from the fallen tree. When someone “falls” there´s usually no lack of opportunists who will swiftly look for ways of deriving personal profit from the circumstances.

01. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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