Spanish proverbs - los proverbios españoles

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Spanish proverbs
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los proverbios españoles

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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A caballo regalado no se le mira el diente/colmillo/dentado or A caballo regalado no le mires los dientes.

Old habits die hard.
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Árbol que nace torcido, jamás su tronco endereza.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
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A donde fueres, haz lo que vieres/Allá donde fueres, haz lo que vieres.

It is a poor workman who complains about his tools.
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El mal escribano le echa la culpa a la pluma.

An ounce of preventions is better than a pound of cure.
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Gobernar es prever.

He who eats with the devil, must have a long spoon.
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Quien con el diablo haya de comer, larga cuchara ha menester.

What is cheap is the most costly.
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Lo barato cuesta caro.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
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Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
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No vendas la piel del oso antes de cazarlo.

His bark is worse than his bite.
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Perro ladrador, poco mordedor.

Shoemaker, stick to your last.
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Zapatero, a tus zapatos.


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