Spanish, the amazing language English equivalent that it is, evolved from Vulgar Latin. The Romance language originated in the Castile region of Spain and is therefore also referred to as Castilian.
It is one of the most beautiful languages and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is loaded with some phonetically magnificent words, quotes, phrases, and idioms. Below listed are a few of the Spanish proverbs that you should learn.
“El que no es conmigo, contra mi es.” – Spanish proverbs
Originated from the Holy Bible, this Spanish proverb dictates ‘He who is not with me is against me.’
This proverbs proves and explains the human nature of foes and tells us about a very true fact which people normally refuses to accept in their day to day life. People are selfish and could be very manipulative at times. Thus it is difficult to understand who values us, our friendship, and who is their being the good one but has much of the bad in their heart for us.
- Thus simply if a person is not with you in this small world, refuses to be with you there could be no other reason than the person is against you.
2. “El mal Escribano le echa la culpa a la pluma.” – Spanish proverbs
A Very well known Spanish proverb which means ‘The poor writer blames the pen.’
This perfectly proves the fact that the one who is unable or is not precise enough to do any particular work refuses to accept that they are the ones responsible for the problem. Instead, they find it defensive to give excuses and blame someone or something else.
As said here, an incapable writer instead of correcting himself and accepting the fact that it is he who is responsible for his failure in the real world and would blame the pen that is merely an object used in the process of writing. This clearly shows the poor writer’s mistake of making excuses and not accepting his mistake.
3. “A quien madruga, Dios le Ayuda.” – Spanish proverbs
Evolved from Latin, this proverb means ‘God helps those who rise early.’
4. “El Que ee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.” – Spanish proverbs
Written for especially travelers and bibliophiles, it means “He who walks a lot and reads a lot, sees a lot and knows a lot.”
Knowledge is the key to the overall problems of life. Knowledge is something that you achieve in your life from the education you obtain or the things you see, experience in your lifetime. In this proverb, the writer literally translates about the two most important and amazing ways from which we get a lot of experiences and wisdom in our life. That is nothing else than Travelling and Reading. Here the writer refers to walking as the journey you carry out in your life the travel you do is more you know about this world and many other things.
Another useful thing is reading. There is nothing as important as the wisdom gained from reading in this world. Thus the one who walks a lot and reads a lot indeed knows a lot.
5. “Con el tiempo todo se consigue” – Spanish proverbs
‘In time, everything is gotten.’ Time is the ultimate healer.
Time is the ultimate healer. Whether the wounds are visible or not but time is everything you need to get out of anything in this world.
You must have heard people say to leave it on time, things will get better. Well, it is true and things to get better with each amount of passing time.
6. “Donde hay Gana hay maña.” – Spanish proverbs
‘Where there is desire, there is ability.’ A well-known proverb that is not only famous in Spanish but other languages too.
Someone has once said if you truly desire something than the entire universe makes a way for you to achieve it. It is true. Desire is the first necessity to achieve anything.
If you truly have a very strong desire of achieving something than you will get the thing you desire and it is none other than you who will make innumerable massive efforts to get that thing. Thus if you desire it you the ability to get it always follows.
7. “El Amor todo de Puente.” – Spanish proverbs
‘Love can do it all.’ Yes, everyone wants to be loved, once and for all.
Love is the most wonderful emotion created by god n this universe. Love is eternal and people always tend to do the most impossible and the toughest things for the ones they love. Love is also said to be a healer along with time.
8. “Quien bien ama, tarde se olvida.”
‘He who loves well forgets the afternoon.’
9. “No dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy.”
Evolved from Latin proverb, it means don’t wait for tomorrow to do something you can do today.’
Time flies like nothing else. If we want to do something we should be on that the moment we got the thought of doing it. leaving everything on the future here referred to as tomorrow is the biggest mistake everyone does n their life. Being lazy is not the solution but it is the one who creates greater problems.
So if you want to do something, Do it today, Do it right now.
10. “Que bonito es ver la lluvia y no mojarse”
‘How nice it is to see the rain without getting wet.’
So, the next time you meet someone from Spain, don’t forget to flaunt your newly acquired skill to learn Spanish. After all, “El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho”.