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1

What's done is done.

Literally: in the face of deeds done, present a full chest.

A lo hecho, pecho.

2

Sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut

Literally: flies don't enter a closed mouth

En boca cerrada no entran moscas.

3

En boca cerrada no entran moscas.

Sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut

Literally: flies don't enter a closed mouth

4

A mal tiempo, buena cara.

In bad times put on a good face (chin up and carry on)

5

In bad times put on a good face (chin up and carry on)

A mal tiempo, buena cara.

6

Judge a person by the friends they keep

Literally: tell me who you hang out with and I'll tell you who you are.

Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres.

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Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres.

Judge a person by the friends they keep

Literally: tell me who you hang out with and I'll tell you who you are.

8

Más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león.

It's better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond.

Literally: better to be a mouses head than a lions tail.

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It's better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond.

Literally: better to be a mouses head than a lions tail.

Más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león.

10

You can't change someone

Literally: the old moor will never be a good Christian

Moro viejo nunca será buen cristiano

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Moro viejo nunca será buen cristiano

You can't change someone

Literally: the old moor will never be a good Christian

12

A falta de pan, buenas son tortas

Beggars can't be choosers

Literally: if there's no bread, cakes will do.

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Beggars can't be choosers

Literally: if there's no bread, cakes will do.

A falta de pan, buenas son tortas

14

Stick to talking about the things you know

Literally: shoemaker, to your shoes

Zapatero a tus zapatos

15

Zapatero a tus zapatos

Stick to talking about the things you know

Literally: shoemaker, to your shoes

16

Gato con guantes no caza ratones

Be prepared to get your hands dirty to do the job properly

Literally: A cat with gloves can't catch mice

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Be prepared to get your hands dirty to do the job properly

Literally: A cat with gloves can't catch mice

Gato con guantes no caza ratones

18

What you don't know can't hurt you.

Literally: eye that doesn't see, heart that doesn't feel

Ojo que no ve, corazón que no siente.

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Ojo que no ve, corazón que no siente.

What you don't know can't hurt you.

Literally: eye that doesn't see, heart that doesn't feel

20

A lo hecho, pecho.

What's done is done.

Literally: in the face of deeds done, present a full chest.

21

Que casualidad

What a coincidence

22

What a coincidence

Que casualidad

23

Me vendría bien

It would do me good/well

24

I would do me good/well

Me vendría bien

25

¿Te vendría bien a esa hora?

It would be good for you at this time?

26

It would be bad for you at this time?

¿Te vendría mal a esa hora?

27

Better late than never

Más vale tarde que nunca

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Más vale tarde que nunca

Better late than never

29

To mull something over

Literally: it's pouring down

Llueve a cántaros

30

Llueve a cántaros

To mull something over

Literally: it's pouring down

31

At the end of the day/when all is said and done

A fin de cuentas

32

A fin de cuentas

At the end of the day/when all is said and done

33

You compare Jesus with a gypsy

Be

34

Soy la leche

I am the best/business (milk)

35

I am the best/business (milk)

Soy la leche

36

Rolling R tongue twister

R (ere) con R cigarro,

R con R barril,

Rápido corren los carros,

Los carros el ferrocarril

R with R cigar

R with R barrel,

Quickly run the carriages,

The carriages of the railway





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R with R cigar

R with R barrel,

Quickly run the carriages,

The carriages of the railway





Rolling R tongue twister

R (ere) con R cigarro,

R con R barril,

Rápido corren los carros,

Los carros el ferrocarril

38

Así es la vida

(Literally: Like this is the life)

That's life (negative)

39

(Literally: Like this is the life)

That's life (negative)

Así es la vida

40

Eso sí que es la vida

(Literally: That yes that is the life)

That's the life (positive)

41

(Literally: That yes that is the life)

That's the life (positive)

Eso sí que es la vida

42

Eso sí que es verdad

This really is true

(Literally: this yes that is true)

43

This is really is...(brilliant)

Eso sí que es fenomenal

44

Que vida nos chupamos

What a great life we're having

(Literally: that life we are sucking (everything from))

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What a great life we're having

(Literally: that life we are sucking (everything from))

Que vida nos chupamos