Thursday, October 14, 2010

Proverbs and sayings

Zapatero a tus zapatos
Mind your own business

Muerto el perico ¿para qué quiero la jaula?
If the dog is dead, who needs the collar?

Hacer de tripas corazón
Even if you dread doing it, you have to do it
Gather up your courage, and act

Mal que no tiene cura, quererlo curar es locura
What can’t be cured must be endured

Hay moros en la costa
Even the walls have ears

Hay tiempo de dar y tiempo de recibir
There are times to give and times to receive

Hoy por mí, mañana por tí
You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours

Jugarse el todo por el todo
In for a penny, in for a pound
To shoot the moon
To let it all ride on one bet

Juntos pero no revueltos
Being the same place, doesn’t make us the same
We may be together, but we’re not birds of a feather

La buena obra, al maestro honra
A craftsman is known by his work

La misma canción de siempre…
It’s always the same old story

La del estribo – La caminera
One for the road

La ociosidad es la madre de todos los vicios
Idleness is the devil’s workshop

A la oportunidad la pintan calva
Opportunity strikes only once

La práctica hace al maestro
Practice makes perfect

Las apariencias engañan
Never judge a book by its cover

Lo prohibido es lo más deseado
We always want what we can’t have

Lo pasado, pasado
What’s done is done

Metí la pata
I screwed up

Ya no veo lo duro, sino lo tupido
It’s not how hard they hit me, but how many times.

Lo poco basta y lo mucho cansa
A little is enough and a lot is just too much

Mas vale saber una cosa bien, que muchas mal
Better a master of one trade, than a jack-of-all-trades

Muchos son los llamados y pocos los escogidos
Many are called, but few are chosen

Yo como Santo Tomás… hasta no ver no creer
I’m from Missouri, gotta have to show me

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