Spanish Proverbs

This free audio lesson is all about Spanish proverbs. If you want to truly sound like a natural, then make sure that you learn the following proverbs in Spanish.

Spanish speakers seem to be fond of using proverbs, some of the Spanish proverbs translate literally from the English version, while others have the same sentiment or meaning, but are expressed with a slightly different idea. An example of this is the Spanish translation of the English proverb, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. In Spanish it does not mention a dog, but talks about a parrot. You get the idea, now time to learn some proverbs.

All about Spanish Proverbs

Memorize these Spanish proverbs so you can pluck them out at the right time and amaze other Spanish speakers! Also try to analyze the proverbs and see if you can extend your vocabulary with new words that are included. One of the great things about learning Spanish is that thanks to the Latin roots of the words, English speakers can sometimes guess accurately at meanings.

Why not check out some more lessons on Spanish phrases next?


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