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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.

7

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.

9

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

11

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.

13

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

17

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.

19

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.