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  • 9/29/2004

Spanish Proverbs (1)

más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A quien madruga Dios lo ayuda.

It's the early bird that catches the worm
early to bed and early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise)

más vale maña que fuerza.

Brain is better than brawn.

no se ganó Zamora en una hora. (Zamora is a town in Spain. It refers to a battle)

Rome wasn't built in a day

ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente

Out of sight, out of mind

nunca llueve a gusto de todos

One man's meat is another man's poison

Antes de hablar pensar

Think before you speak

Lo que no cuesta dinero, siempre es bueno

The best things in life are free

El que tiene boca se equivoca

We all make mistakes.

Lo que siembres cosecharás quien siembra vientos recoge tempestades

As you sow, so shall you reap.

quien a hierro mata, a hierro muere

They that live by the sword shall die by the sword

aunque la mona se vista de seda mona se queda

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

nadie sabe lo que vale el agua hasta que falta

You never know what you've got till it's gone

En el peligro se conoce el amigo

A friend in need is a friend indeed

En boca cerrada no entran moscas

If you keep your mouth shut, you won’t put your foot in it

Lo barato sale caro

If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly

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