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Spanish Sayings - Letter T

Popular Spanish Sayings

Saying: Tal para cual
English: to be made for each other
Comments and History:Could be described with the phrase "good couples, God brings them up and brings them together", since it refers to the virtues and defects that bring two people together. It refers to the fact that two people seem "made to measure" for one another.

Saying: Tener ojos en la nuca
English: to have eyes in the back of one's head
Comments and History:To be very prepared and alert, as if that person had eyes on the back of their neck and could see everything that happens behind them.

Saying: Tierra, tragáme
English: I wish the Earth would swallow me up!
Comments and History:Phrase used by someone, usually embarassed, who wants to avoid being seen by anyone.

Saying: Tocar madera
English: knock on wood or touch wood
Comments and History: A familiar superstitious expression to keep bad things from happening that consists in touching or hitting softly any wooden object. This millenary custom is based on the belief that the genie of fire and vitality resided in the wood grain.

Saying: Tomar a pecho
English: take to heart
Comments and History: Take something very seriously, such as a joke or criticism.

Saying: Tomar el pelo
English: to pull somebody's leg
Comments and History:Simple and straightforward, it means to joke about someone without meaning to offend.

Alphabetical index of Popular Sayings

A - 9 Sayings

A buen puerto vas por leña
A caballo regalado no se le miran los dientes

B - 6 Sayings

Bailar con la más fea
Bajar la guardia

C - 9 Sayings

Cada loco con su tema
Caiga quien caiga

D - 11 Sayings

Dar en el clavo
Dar gato por liebre

E - 13 Sayings

El hilo de la vida
El mismo que viste y calza

F - 2 Sayings

Favor con favor se paga
Fumar la pipa de la paz

G - 4 Sayings

Gajes del oficio
Gastar saliva

H - 7 Sayings

Hacer la vista gorda
Hacerse agua la boca

I - 5 Sayings

Ir de mal en peor
Ir de punta en blanco

L - 9 Sayings

La espada de Damocles
La excepción hace (o confirma) la regla

M - 5 Sayings

Más cale maña que fuerza
Mal de muchos, consuelo de tontos

N - 6 Sayings

No faltaba más
No hay dos sin tres

O - 3 Sayings

Obras son amores y no buenas razones
Ojo por ojo, diente por diente

P - 6 Sayings

Pagar los platos rotos
Parar el carro

Q - 5 Sayings

Quemarse las cejas (o las pestañas)
Querer es poder

R - 2 Sayings

Rasgarse las vestiduras
Roma no se hizo en un día

S - 6 Sayings

Sólo se vive una vez
Salir el tiro por la culata

U - 1 Sayings

Una de cal y una de arena

V - 5 Sayings

Vamos al grano
Venir como anillo al dedo