Spanish Sayings

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EVERY language has its own expressions or sayings and Spanish is no exception. There are hundreds and hundreds of refranes, but here we’ve compiled a list of common and interesting Spanish sayings with their English equivalent.

Spanish Sayings

Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.

Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.

Quien no tiene, perder no puede.

You can’t lose what you don’t have.

Del dicho al hecho, hay mucho trecho.

It’s one thing to say it, another to do it.

Perro que no camina, no encuentra hueso.

The dog that doesn’t walk, doesn’t find a bone.

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Más vale pájaro en mano que cien volando.

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

Despacio voy, porque de prisa estoy.

I go slowly because I am in a hurry.

No hay mal que por bien no venga

Every cloud has a silver lining.

A quien madrúga, Dios le ayuda.

God helps those who help themselves. or The early bird catches the worm.

Si quieres el perro, acepta las pulgas.

If you want the dog, accept the fleas.

El diablo sabe más por viejo que por diablo.

The devil knows more for being old than from being the devil.

No es más rico el que más tiene, sino el que menos necesita.

He is not richer who has the most, but who needs the least.

Más vale prevenir que curar.

Better safe than sorry.

Lo barato sale caro.

If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly.

Lo que en los libros no está, la vida te enseñará.

That which isn’t in books, life will teach you.

Querer es poder.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Cada uno lleva su cruz.

We each have our own cross to bear.

How to Say Cheers in Different Languages

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Raise a glass and learn how to say cheers in different languages!

Chinese – Gānbēi (干杯)
Czech – Na zdraví
Danish – Skål
Dutch – Proost
Finnish – Kippis
French – À votre santé (or just santé)
German – Prost

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Greek – Sti̱n ygeiá sas (στην υγειά σας)
Icelandic – Skál
Irish – Sláinte
Italian – Cin cin
Japanese – Kanpai (乾杯)
Norwegian – Skål
Portuguese – Saúde
Russian – Za zdarovye (за здоровье)
Spanish – Salud
Swedish – Skål
Welsh – Iechyd da

At Learn How to Say, we love to learn, too. Native speakers of any language, feel free to add to this list, make corrections, suggest other ways of saying Cheers!, give pronunciation tips, explain usage or just say hello in the comment area below. Many thanks!

Romantic Spanish Phrases

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YOU don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to seduce your sweetheart with romantic Spanish phrases. You can speak the language of love any day!

The first thing you have to know how to say is I love you in Spanish. You can give your heart with just two little words -  te amo. You can also say te quiero. (There is a difference. Click here to read about it: I love you in Spanish and I love you in Spanish, another way.)

Romantic Spanish Phrases

I’m crazy about you – Estoy loco por ti

You enchant me – Me encantas

My love – Amor mío

I’ll be dreaming of you – Voy a soñar contigo

You smell delicious – Hueles rico

You have a beautiful smileTu sonrisa es bella

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I love you and only you – Te quiero a ti y solamente a ti

I’m in love with you – Estoy enamorado(-a) de ti

You are the sun in my sky – Tu eres el sol en mi cielo

In you I found love – En ti encontre el amor

You’re what I’ve always dreamed of – Eres lo que siempre soñe

You are the love of my life – Eres el amor de mi vida

How to Say Dad in Different Languages

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh

In America, he can be pa, pop or daddy. Ever wonder what people in other countries call their dear old dads? Find out in this list of how to say dad in different languages.

Chinese – bà (爸)
Danish – far
Dutch – pa
Finnish – isä
French – papa
German – papa
Greek – bampás (μπαμπάς)
Icelandic – pabbi
Irish – daidí
Italian – papà
Japanese – Otōsan (お父さん)
Norwegian – pappa
Portuguese – pai
Russian – papa (папа)
Spanish – papá
Swedish – pappa
Vietnamese – cha
Welsh – dad

Need a more formal word? Learn how to say father in different languages.

At Learn How to Say, we love to learn, too. Native speakers of any language, feel free to add to this list, make corrections, suggest other ways of saying dad, give pronunciation tips, explain usage or just say hello in the comment area below. Many thanks!