Tuesday, 15 April 2008

English proverbs and sayings

In this section you have a list of English proverbs and sayings with their Spanish equivalents. Everybody has uttered a proverb at least once. Think about a common one in Spanish. Can you find it below?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando.

A cat in gloves catches no mice. Gato con guantes no caza ratones.

A friend in need is a friend indeed. En las malas se conocen a los amigos.

A word is enough to the wise. A buen entendedor, pocas palabras bastan.

All roads lead to Rome. Todos los caminos conducen a Roma.

Experience is the mother of knowledge. La experiencia es la madre de la ciencia.

One man's meat is another man's poison. Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito. / Para gustos, los colores.

The die is cast. La suerte está echada.

When there's a will, there's a way. Querer es poder.

This is just a selection, but there are plenty of proverbs.
Learn some of them by heart, and use them in your writings or in the classroom when talking to your mates or your teacher.
Source and more proverbs: Saber Inglés and Proverb resources.

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