Dichos: Proverbs and Sayings from the Spanish
The Lost Dichos
- El que no agarra consejo, no llega a viejo.
He who doesn’t take advice doesn’t reach old age.
- El que quiera saber sus defectos, que se case y el que quiera saber sus cualidades, que se muera.
One who wants to know his defects should marry; one who wants to know his qualities should die.
- Fajarse los pantalones arriba de la cintura.
Buckle your pants over your waist. (Learn how to do without in case of a necessity.)
- Las canas no quitan ganas.
Gray hair does not weaken your desires. (Just because you are old and gray does not mean you can not be active; you are as old as you feel.)
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- Some hair sticks to the soap, some goes down the drain.
(Wait until it’s dry, and wear rubber gloves.)
- The White House is on Pennsylvania Avenue.
(Pennsylvania is not really that boring.)
- Run in heels, lose a toenail.
(All feet are ugly, don’t stare at them.)
- Camouflage clothing is cheap and durable.
(Men like to play games with guns.)
- Prius drivers never change lanes.
(Avoid hungry buddhists in the bulk aisle.)
- Day-glo is not a color, it’s a way of life.
(Better to think like everyone else than to go insane.)