Tell me your favourite idiom in Spanish!
I'm crazy about idioms! Here is mine: El burrito que toca la flauta.
Meaning: “the donkey that plays the flute” = it means something like the person is out of their depth, trying to do something they aren’t able to do well. There’s a fable where a donkey found a flute and played it but it was awful because he knew how to bray and not play a flute so it was shrill and terrible but it was a nice idea in theory.
My friend in Spain taught me "A otra cosa, mariposa..." "To another thing," not really an idiom per se, but a fun phrase meaning "let's talk about something else!"
I appreciate idioms that give us a route around ablist language. Like this one:
"Taparse los ojos"
In English, we might say "turn a blind eye" In Spanish, we can avoid heaping more stigma and assumptions of inadequacy towards the blind by instead saying "cover one's eyes". :)
"Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal"
It's tongue twisters XD "trabalenguas" (spanish)
Nada como el pato nada.
Which is indeed the most confusing expression I have heard and used used to simply mean- nothing.
How about "Tienes más tonterias que un mueble bar!" ? Refers to having lots of junk, too much stuff... More silly things than a wet bar. Funny, if you have a wet bar, it's probably full of junk! Banana liquor used once, Cherry Vodka (why?) all sorts of stuff that seemed fun to try. And, now I know how to say 'wet bar' in Spain, where they are rarely built in, but a piece of furniture!
" para dar una vuelta cualquiera bicicleta es buena "
" el color de la pestaña marca el de la castaña "
Hola! dormir como un tronko, estar echo polvo - in Russian we have similar idioms. I think, that idioms can help us to understand the spirit of the foreign language
You're probably thinking of Donde hay humo, hay calor. Correct me if I'm wrong. :)
I am not saying that you are wrong but according to the idioms skill it is Donde fuego se hace, humo sale
"Siempre llueve sobre mojado".
It always rains on the wet. Or less literally... it never rains, it pours.