Spanish Expressions Everyone Should Know
Idioms and typical expressions are extremely useful when trying to communicate in any language. If you are studying Spanish, or considering learning it, knowing these Spanish expressions will have you sounding like a native speaker in no time.
Tener memoria de pez
Literal Meaning: To have the memory of a fish
Actual Meaning: To have a very bad memory
Ser pan comido
Literal Meaning: To be eaten bread
Actual Meaning: To be very easy; a piece of cake
Tomar el pelo
Literal Meaning: To take the hair
Actual Meaning: To make fun of someone; to pull someone’s leg
Meter la pata
Literal Meaning: To put your leg
Actual Meaning: To mess up; to make a mistake
Flipar en colores
Literal Meaning: To flip colors
Actual Meaning: To be amazed
El mundo es un pañuelo
Literal Meaning: The world is a tissue
Actual Meaning: It’s a small world
Hablar por los codos
Literal Meaning: To talk through your elbows
Actual Meaning: To ramble on; someone who talks a lot
Temblar como un flan
Literal Meaning: To shake like a flan
Actual Meaning: To be very nervous
Encontrar tu media naranja
Literal Meaning: To find your half orange
Actual Meaning: To find your soulmate
Literal Meaning: Eye!
Actual Meaning: Be careful; lookout
By integrating these typical Spanish expressions into your everyday speech, you’ll amaze all of the native speakers you come into contact with. This brief list includes just a few of the many Spanish expressions you’ll learn throughout your studies, and you’ll pick up even more when you communicate with the locals! You can discover even more idioms here.
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