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Welcome to the Idiom Dictionary
This section of Tomisimo aims to be a complete bilingual reference for idioms, proverbs and sayings in Spanish and English; providing an explanation of meaning and usage, as well as an equivalent idiom or saying in the other language, when available. If you would like to contribute, you can register here.

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Idiom or Saying
Every man in his own way
JPablo July 10, 2017, 12:58 AM
English
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There are more ways to the wood than one
JPablo July 10, 2017, 12:07 AM
English
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Hay más de un camino hacia el bosque
JPablo July 09, 2017, 11:58 PM
Spanish
2 translations, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Life is a corduroy road
JPablo July 09, 2017, 11:46 PM
English
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Covetousness breaks the bag
JPablo July 09, 2017, 12:33 AM
English
2 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Abad avariento, por un bodigo pierde ciento
JPablo July 09, 2017, 12:32 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Un fraile todo lo puede, menos hacer beber a un asno si él n...
JPablo July 09, 2017, 12:25 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
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Burro hambriento no hace caso de la vara
JPablo July 08, 2017, 12:44 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
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A buey remolón, poco sirve el aguijón
JPablo July 08, 2017, 12:44 AM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Con perros que no quieren, no es fácil cazar
JPablo July 08, 2017, 12:43 AM
Spanish
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I think this is the best place. Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxhKrvZNV3w
rochrockz July 22, 2017, 08:18 PM View Context
Si alguien se pregunta qué tiene que ver una cosa con otra, la razón es que anoté "Hay muchas formas de matar pulgas" o "cada uno...
JPablo July 10, 2017, 12:06 AM View Context
Con este refrán y la coletilla se suele censurar a quienes hablan o escriben pleonásticamente, bajando abajo y subiendo arriba, saliendo afuera, y...
JPablo July 01, 2017, 10:43 PM View Context
It may be offensive. Or rather, it IS offensive, for the average citizen.
JPablo June 27, 2017, 06:47 PM View Context
"O te ching...s o te jod...s". Para que los menos "espabilaos" comprendan mejor el comentario de Glenn. Al menos ahora pueden...
JPablo June 09, 2017, 03:58 PM View Context
The variation I've added was written by Robert Heinlein. Ooops! Looks like I got it twice. At any rate, Robert Heinlein is a very interesting author...
JPablo June 08, 2017, 04:17 PM View Context
The variation I've added was written by Robert Heinlein.
JPablo June 08, 2017, 04:17 PM View Context
El uso de "quitar el hipo" podría ser literal, pero en el sentido figurado se usa mucho cuando una persona es guapísima... ;-)
JPablo May 03, 2017, 10:52 PM View Context
The "variation" is actually the lines from The Merchant of Venice, by W. Shakespeare. (He uses "glisters")
JPablo May 02, 2017, 05:45 PM View Context
The alternate version, widely used nowadays, may be offensive. To say the least.
JPablo April 22, 2017, 09:47 PM View Context
 
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What is an Idiom?
An idiom is a phrase that is difficult to understand even if you are familiar with all of the words in the phrase.

Suppose someone is learning English and I tell them that a friend kicked the bucket and is now pushing up daisies. They might logically think that my friend propelled a bucket with a lower appendage and is now busy elevating small white and yellow flowers-- unless they have the previous cultural knowledge to understand the real meaning of these phrases.

If you're learning Spanish, be aware that Spanish has many idioms that won't trip you up if you read up on them here.

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  • Idioms: 8,925 (5,276 in Spanish, 3,649 in English)
  • Entries: 13,539
  • Comments: 1,881
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