9 Spanish proverbs of wisdom
Learning Spanish proverbs not only helps us to learn the language, but also gives us valuable insights of life. In this blog we have compiled 9 Spanish proverbs that descend from old wisdom:
1.”Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres.”
-Tell me who you walk with, and I will tell you who you’re.
We always absorb the way of living of people close to us.
So stay with the right crowd of friends, keep them close and don’t ever let them go!
2. “A mal tiempo, buena cara.”
-In bad weather, put on a good face.
While we may not be able to do much to change the situation, we can always change our attitude.
3. “Desgraciado en el juego, afortunado en amores.”
-Unlucky in games, lucky in love.
We don’t usually get to have everything we want in our life. Instead of complaining about what we don’t have, why don’t we be grateful of having people who love us?
4. “Más ven cuatro ojos que dos.”
-Four eyes are better than two.
When we are about to make important decision, it is usually good to have a second opinion. People out of our situation may offer insights that help put things in perspective.
5. “Muchas manos en la olla echan el guiso a perder.”
–Too many cooks spoil the broth
It is good to get people’s help in getting work done, but let’s not overdo it. Getting too many hands involved may sometime complicate the work and make it harder to finish.
6. “Dios los cría, y ellos se juntan”
-Birds of a feather flock together
This proverb means people of similar characters or backgrounds usually go together. It usually carries a negative connotation referring to people sharing negative characters would go together (like gangs).
7. “A la ocasión la pintan calva.”
– Opportunity knocks only once
We should always prepare ourselves for opportunity. When it come, catch it tight and don’t let it go!
8. “A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda”
-God helps those who get up early
This is perhaps the most well-known Spanish proverb. The early bird gets the worms. Early to bed and early to rise would make one healthier, and get more things done!
9. “Al fin es debido el honor.”
-All is well that ends well
As long as the result is satisfactory, the problems and misfortune along the way can be forgotten.
Though we may have errors that are silly and embarrassing, but at the end it is still the result that people remembers.
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