Monday, 21 March 2011

Estoy hecho polvo (I'm turned into dust...

...or I'm reeeally tired.)

This is why Spanish is awesome. Beautiful toads, talking to your pillow, you are my ceiling... 

"El sapo a la sapa tiénela por muy guapa."
The male toad finds the female toad very pretty.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

"No hay que ahogarse en un vaso de agua."
One doesn't have to drown in a glass of water.
"Don't make a mountain out of a molehill."

"Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente."
The shrimp that falls asleep, is carried off by the current.
"Don't rest on your laurels."

"Del dicho al hecho hay largo trecho."
From said to done there is a long way.
"Easier said than done."

"A mal tiempo buena cara."
To bad weather, good face.
"Keep your chin up."

"De tal palo, tal astilla."
From such wood, such splinter.
"Like father, like son."

"El gato escaldado del agua fría huye."
The scalded cat flees from cold water.
"Once bitten, twice shy."

"El piso de uno es el techo de otro."
The floor of one is the ceiling of another.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure."

"Antes de hacer nada, consúltalo con la almohada."
Before doing anything, consult your pillow.
"Sleep on it."

"A lo hecho, pecho."
To what's done, courage.
"What's done is done."

I challenge you to throw these into daily conversation... Even if you do run the risk of sounding like a bit of a philosopher, you will be a Spanishy philosopher.

Also, a special addition: 

Ponte traje! 
Suit up!

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