Spanish Idioms

by Javi | Learn-spanish | 11 May 2017

Spanish Idioms

¡Hola de nuevo!

As promised, we’re back to show you how to use Spanish Idioms.

We have created a list of common expressions and their English equivalents so you know when to use them. Enjoy! 😉

Spanish Idiom English Literal English Idiom
De tal palo tal astilla. A splinter is like the wood it came from. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Ahogarse en un vaso de agua. To drown in a glass of water. To make a mountain out of a molehill.
Costar un ojo de la cara / un riñón. To cost an eye of one's face / a kidney. To cost an arm and a leg.
El hábito no hace al monje. The habit doesn't make the monk. Clothes don't make the man.
Saber algo de muy buena fuente. To know something from a very good source. To know something out of the horse's mouth.
¡Que me quiten lo bailado! Let them take away what I have danced! We'll always have Paris.
Andar a la carrera. To walk at a race pace. Go pedal-to-the-medal.
¡A otro perro con ese hueso. To another dog with that bone. You're pulling my leg.
Nunca llueve a gusto de todos. It never rains to everyone's liking. You can't please everyone.
Hablar a mil por hora To talk a thousand per hour. To talk a mile a minute.

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