Spanish Sayings and Idioms
A "saying" or and "idiom" is a word or expression whose meaning cannot be completely understood solely from the words used. In Spanish, they are referred to as "refranes" or "dichos". Do NOT attempt to translate a Spanish saying word-for-word - it will be meaningless. Yet, sayings and idioms are necessary for day-to-day communication with native Spanish speakers. Unfortunately for the student, Spanish idioms vary in every country where Spanish is spoken!