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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
Poner a alguien en un brete
JPablo April 28, 2016, 10:56 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Dormir la zorra
JPablo April 28, 2016, 10:36 PM
Spanish
0 translations, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To sleep it off
JPablo April 28, 2016, 10:36 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Hacer de canguro
JPablo April 26, 2016, 12:22 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Ir para atrás como los cangrejos
JPablo April 26, 2016, 12:15 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Don't make me laugh!
JPablo April 25, 2016, 01:09 AM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
No me hagas reír
JPablo April 25, 2016, 01:08 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To kick against the goads
Glen April 18, 2016, 06:45 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Estar que echa humo
JPablo April 15, 2016, 03:52 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To be fuming
JPablo April 15, 2016, 03:50 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
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Acts 26:14
Glen April 18, 2016, 06:45 PM View Context
Traducción de la versión catalana de Edudard Salvador Papasseit. Citada por Dalí, cuando tuvo algún intercambio con John Lenon...
JPablo April 08, 2016, 01:43 PM View Context
La forma negativa es muy común.
JPablo March 30, 2016, 03:30 PM View Context
Es un viejo dicho, en desuso en la actualidad...
JPablo March 29, 2016, 04:39 PM View Context
I don't know if this is used in Spanish - but I don't think so.
Sancho Panther March 29, 2016, 05:41 AM View Context
Luego dicen que los sevillanos son exagerados..., pero esta es una locución del País Vasco... ;-)
JPablo March 26, 2016, 12:51 PM View Context
Perdón por el error tipográfico. Tomarle la palabra a alguien sobre algo... No, "palaba"... ¡Uff!
JPablo March 12, 2016, 12:46 AM View Context
Moliner también da: torre de marfil Expresión con que se alude al aislamiento intelectual en que alguien vive voluntariamente: ‘Sigue encerrado...
JPablo February 25, 2016, 10:14 PM View Context
Expresión usada para dar testimonio enfático a algún hecho, evento, amenaza, promesa, jactancia, alarde etc.
Glen February 25, 2016, 07:19 PM View Context
Uff!! Credit to my friend Glen, who pointed out my mistake in writing this one... Otherwise, I should get a dressing down in full public view! ...
JPablo February 25, 2016, 05:20 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: 8,586 (5,079 in Spanish, 3,507 in English)
  • Entries: 12,973
  • Comments: 1,828
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