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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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Don Creíque y Don Penséque, son primos hermanos de Don Tonteque
JPablo February 06, 2018, 01:26 PM
Spanish
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Idiom or Saying
Darle a alguien una ventolera
JPablo February 06, 2018, 12:20 PM
Spanish
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Haber corrido más mundo que Juan Garrido
JPablo February 03, 2018, 11:30 PM
Spanish
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Venirle a alguien con cuentos
JPablo January 27, 2018, 06:01 PM
Spanish
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Estar alegre
JPablo January 27, 2018, 04:45 PM
Spanish
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To have one over the eight
JPablo January 27, 2018, 04:45 PM
English
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You can observe a lot by watching
JPablo January 25, 2018, 09:37 PM
English
0 translations, 1 comment
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Metérselo por donde la espalda pierde su nombre
JPablo January 22, 2018, 12:29 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 1 comment
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Shove it up where the sun doesn't shine
JPablo January 22, 2018, 12:28 PM
English
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To go out of your way
JPablo January 19, 2018, 08:39 PM
English
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One of these "malapropisms" by Yogi Berra.
JPablo January 25, 2018, 09:37 PM View Context
The Spanish expression is basically profanity, when using "culo". The expression is used emphatically, in imperative mode: "¡Métetelo...
JPablo January 22, 2018, 12:31 PM View Context
Can be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.
JPablo January 07, 2018, 05:12 PM View Context
The XXXX, a "four letter word", usually "fuck", is usually replaced by these 4 x. The use of the "f" word is usually...
JPablo December 29, 2017, 10:48 AM View Context
Aquí hay un enlace que lo explica. https://blogs.20minutos.es/yaestaellistoquetodolosabe/cual-es-el-origen-de-la-expresion-montar-un-poyo/
JPablo December 28, 2017, 12:43 PM View Context
Es un consejo que daba Bruce Lee... :-)
JPablo December 06, 2017, 12:06 AM View Context
To be a big man, a burly one.
JPablo September 24, 2017, 06:42 PM View Context
Tener muy poca memoria.
JPablo September 13, 2017, 06:08 PM View Context
A instancias del post de Alec... ;-)
JPablo August 20, 2017, 04:40 PM View Context
I think this is the best place. Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxhKrvZNV3w
rochrockz July 22, 2017, 09:18 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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  • Entries: 13,644
  • Comments: 1,890
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