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As argued by teacher Blanca and the author of this article, who doesn't love a good idiom, and animals? Combining the two, this article explores ten useful everyday idioms that you can easily incorporate into your Spanish vocabulary.

May 30, 2018 12:00 AM
Comments · 14
Hi! I really like Spanish idioms, although I don't use them much. Thanks for this lesson. I enjoyed it a lot. A Spanish idiom that I have heard a lot is: la vaca no se acuerda cuando fue ternera. This is used when people forget that they were once children and judge their children without being empathic. 
June 8, 2018


I am confused if this is about Spanish idioms or English ones. The first example you translate as slow as a snail, but the Spanish word is Tortuga, which is turtle or tortoise. Why not say slow as a turtle? English speakers would get that.

I would think a purely Spanish idiom is 

Me chupo el dedo

it poorly translates into English as I suck my thumb. But I understand it to mean “I really don’t believe you”.

Thank you for the lesson. 

May 31, 2018
A little bit short list .... mas corta que patada de chancho : )

saludos Blanca

April 29, 2020
Hi Blanca, thanks for the article. Can you help me understand why you use "snail" for Tortuga? (I'd always presumed it was a turtle, no?)

Keep well.
April 29, 2020
Muy buena recopilación!
August 31, 2019
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