Spanish Idioms/Proverbs

Bring the culture of the language to your classroom with these 15 easy Spanish proverbs that even students in level 1 and level 2 can figure out. While they not not be able to understand these proverbs by themselves, in this multiple choice situation, they can figure them out by using what vocab they do know and using logic to figure out the rest.


_____ 1. Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.

_____ 2. Llueve sobre mojado.

_____ 3. Levantarse con el pie izquierdo.

_____ 4. Poco a poco se va lejos.

_____ 5. Cuando el gato no está, bailan los ratones.

_____ 6. Más vale tarde que nunca.

_____ 7. No dejes para mañana lo que puedes hacer hoy.

_____ 8. Lo que el agua trae, el agua lleva.

_____ 9. En boca cerrada, no entran moscas.

_____ 10. En el país de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey.

_____ 11. Quien más tiene, más quiere.

_____ 12. El que se fue a Sevilla perdió su silla.

_____ 13. Cuesta un ojo de la cara.

_____ 14. Más ven cuatro ojos que dos.

_____ 15. Aunque el mono se vista de seda, mono se queda.

a. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
b. When it rains, it pours.
c. When the cat’s away the mice will play.
d. Better late than never.
e. It costs an arm and a leg.
f. The more you have, the more you want.
g. Slow and steady wins the race.
h. Birds of a feather flock together.
i. Finder’s keepers.
j. Don’t leave for tomorrow, what you can do today.
k. In the land of the blind, the cyclops is king.
l. Two heads are better than one.
m.  Here today, gone tomorrow.
n. A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf.
o. Better off quiet.

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About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger
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