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Traditional Mexican Sayings Popular Mexican Wisdom


 

Con dinero baila el perro.
With money even the dog dances. Everybody has a price.

Cuando el río suena es que agua lleva.
When the river makes noise, it’s carrying water.   Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

De tal palo, tal astilla.
From that log, that splinter. Both cut from the same cloth. Like father like son.

Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres.
Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are.

Cría cuervos y te sacarán los ojos.
Raise crows and they will peck your eyes out.  If you don’t  educate, transmit good values to your children in the end they will take advantage of you as well.

El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta.
He who wants to hold everything holds nothing. Do not spread yourself too thin.

El que se fue a la Villa perdió su silla.
He who left for the Villa lost his chair. Those who leave loose what they abandon.

Hay más tiempo que vida
There is more time than life.

Hierba mala nunca muere.
Bad weed never dies.

 


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