November 11, 2022 andNicole Cannon spanish vocabulary 0 comments
These unique Mexican Spanish quotes celebrate Mexican culture. They have shaped the thinking, traditions and customs of generations of Mexicans.
Proverbs are phrases that reveal general truths, morals, or advice. Mexican proverbs about success, love and life often involve food, animals or habits.
There are many benefits to learning these classic Mexican proverbs, including:
- learn spoken language
- Learn about Mexican culture
- he sounds like a native spanish speaker
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mexican quotes about love
1.No need to drink water, let it flow- anonymous
Literal translation: Water that should not be drunk, let it flow.
This Mexican proverb warns us not to get involved in things we can't handle later. People usually tell you this, so you don't do itwell(Give wings) To anyone.
GodIt means showing interest in someone when you really aren't. People who "grow wings" are often seen as abusive or untrustworthy, so you give them this advice to discourage that behavior.
2.better alone than in bad company- anonymous
Literal translation: It is better to be alone than to be a bad person.
It is better to be alone than to be with toxic people. In Mexico, when people ask about a boy's girlfriend and he says he can't come, people might make a joke about it.
3.Choose someone who looks at you like a wizard- Frida Kahlo
Literal translation: Choose someone who looks at you like a wizard.
This is a romantic Mexican quote by revolutionary artist Frida Kahlo. When you watch the magic trick, the look of admiration and amazement on your face, you can't believe your eyes. This is how Frida wanted you to feel, to be with someone who looks at you with such joy.
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4.I love the singing of a girl, a bird with four hundred songs, the color of emerald, the fragrance of flowers, but I love my brother more, this man.– Nezahualcoyotl
Literal translation: I love the four hundred chirping birds, I love the fragrance of jade and flowers, but I love my brother, this man even more.
This poetic Mexican quote expresses gratitude for nature and its beauty, but also love for humans.
5.Every act of creation is an act of love– Jose Revitas
Literal translation: Every act of creation is an act of love.
thisJose ReThe Mexican saying vueltas in Spanish is true. When you consciously create something—a painting, a building, a baby—you put effort, focus, time, and money into it. That's why such an effort is considered an act of love.
6.We love mortal man as if it were immortal.- Octavio Pass
Literal translation: We love mortal man as if it were immortal.
Octavio Paz is a Nobel Prize-winning Mexican authorIn 1990, he coined the phrase as part of his answer to the intriguing question "What is love?" In one of his last works. Octavio says to write about love, and his final days feel like a farewell or a will.
mexican food quotes
7.happy heart full- anonymous
Literal translation: full stomach, happy heart.
This is a typical Mexican grandmother phrase. Whenever you're sad, heartbroken, or alone, the Mexican matriarch will try to help you with delicious food.
8.belly first- anonymous
Literal translation: The stomach comes first.
In Mexico, do nothing else once you are full, because hunger can ruin any mood or party.
9.Broth is more expensive than meatballs- anonymous
Literal translation: Broth is more expensive than meatballs.
We use this Mexican proverb a lot. You usually say this when the solution is more expensive or takes more effort than the original problem. Another analogy for this might be "windings are more expensive than they are now".
10.Pour lots of cream on your tacos- anonymous
Literal translation: Plenty of cream in their tacos.
When someone exaggerates their skills or accomplishments, they "put a lot of cream in their tacos." It involves so much ego that it's easy to think it's fake.
Mexican Proverbs About Life
11.Those who are close to a good tree will protect it from the shade of the good tree- anonymous
Literal translation: Whoever is close to a good tree will be protected by the good shade.
This Mexican quote teaches you how to approach qualified people to help you. If you do, the experience will benefit you.
12.The devil knows more because he is old than because he is the devil- anonymous
Literal translation: The devil knows the old better than the devil.
This famous Mexican quote is about respecting elders. It's another way of saying "Look, I know more than you because I'm older."
13.who gets angry loses- anonymous
Literal translation: Crazy people lose.
it's wiseexplain(idiom) tells you to try to find a solution without getting angry. If two people clash, the one who puts in more anger loses.
14.Great help, little hindrance- anonymous
Literal translation: A little hindrance helps a lot.
This famous Mexican saying is an indirect way of saying, "Get out of the way!" Sometimes it's best to stop trying to help—and start helping a lot by bowing out.
15.It's not so much that it burns the sage as it doesn't ignite it- anonymous
Literal translation: Rather than burning the saint, it is better to say that it does not enlighten him
This Mexican proverb comes from Catholic tradition. This means both ends are bad, if you put a lot of candles around the saint - we do that when we pray for miracles or boons - you might burn it, if you put just one you might even see less than it. Instead, the key is balance.
The most common way to use this Mexican saying is to keep it short:not so much that it burned the saints.It's easier to learn and express because it also rhymes.
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Mexican Quotes About Success
16.God bless those early risers- anonymous
Literal translation: God helps the early riser.
God or other circumstances favor those who make an effort to get to work early. Good things come from hard work.
17.We must impose our will on our weakness– Carlos Slim
Literal translation: We must impose our will on our weakness.
If your weaknesses include unreliability, irresponsibility, or lack of discipline, then overcome those weaknesses by forcing your will to get things done first. To achieve your goals, you must have a strong will.
18.Those who do not seek the winner are lost- Benito Juarez
Literal translation: Those who do not seek victory are defeated.
This Mexican quote from a legendary president is meant to inspire you and push you to believe that you can do anything you set your mind to.
19.I study not to know more, but to know less– Joan Agnes of the Αδελφή Cross
Literal translation: I read not to learn more, but to neglect less.
Αδελφή Joan Agnes of the Cross, one of the greatest exponents of the Golden Age of Spanish literature was a wise man born into the old world. As a woman, she was not allowed into schools or the spiritual world, so Sister Juana had to dress up as a man to get a formal education.
A famous historian once said that he studied to calm the anxiety of not knowing. This Mexican quote encapsulates that idea and more.
20.I'd rather be a mouse's head than a lion's tail- anonymous
Literal translation: I would rather be a mouse's head than a lion's tail.
It is better to be the leader of a small group than to be the least valuable person in a large group. Mexican proverbs like this one inspire you to focus on doing good wherever you are, rather than always wanting to be a part of something big.
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