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Learn Animal Spanish Words with Spanish Proverbs
En boca cerrada no entran moscas.
Flies do not enter a closed mouth
El que anda con lobos, a aullar se enseña.
He who walks with wolves, is taught to howl.
Vale más huir, que morir. (Better to flee than to die.)
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day.
Perro ladrador, poco mordedor.
English equivalent: Barking dogs seldom bite. / All bark, no bite.
Meaning: “Threatening does not always lead to action: Harsh words may disguise a different feeling, intention or ability.”
Presto hay un bastón para dar al perro.
Translation: If you want to beat a dog you will easily find a stick.
Meaning: Someone who wants to be mean will find things to be mean about no matter what.
Quien bien quiere a Pedro, no hace mal a su perro.
English equivalent: Love me, love my dog.
El perro ladra y la caravana pasa.
English equivalent: The dogs bark but the caravan passes on.
Quien pájaro ha de tomar, no ha de ojear.
English equivalent: Deal gently with the bird you mean to catch.
“When people are just, they need friendship in addition.”
Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando.
Translation: A bird in the hand is worth more than a hundred flying.
English proverb: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
De noche los gatos Todos son Pardos.
At night all cats are grey.
Quien tiene hijos o ovejas, no le faltan quejas.
Translation: Anyone who has children or sheep, is not without complaints.
English equivalent: Children are uncertain comforts but certain cares.