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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
Tener (buen) ojo para (algo)
JPablo July 16, 2018, 09:47 AM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
To have an eye for (something)
JPablo July 16, 2018, 09:46 AM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Here's mud in your eye!
JPablo July 16, 2018, 09:24 AM
English
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Idiom or Saying
Love conquers all
JPablo June 25, 2018, 12:11 PM
English
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Idiom or Saying
El Amor todo lo vence
JPablo June 25, 2018, 12:10 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Flat out
JPablo June 10, 2018, 04:18 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Grabado a fuego
JPablo May 06, 2018, 08:43 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
God moves in mysterious ways
JPablo April 27, 2018, 09:19 PM
English
1 translation, 0 comments
Idiom or Saying
Los designios del Señor son inescrutables
JPablo April 27, 2018, 09:16 PM
Spanish
1 translation, 1 comment
Idiom or Saying
Don Creíque y Don Penséque, son primos hermanos de Don Tonteque
JPablo February 06, 2018, 12:26 PM
Spanish
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Del latín de Virgilio: Omnia vincit Amor
JPablo June 25, 2018, 12:10 PM View Context
Bíblico.
JPablo April 27, 2018, 09:16 PM View Context
One of these "malapropisms" by Yogi Berra.
JPablo January 25, 2018, 08:37 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, 11:31 AM View Context
Can be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.
JPablo January 07, 2018, 04:12 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, 09:48 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, 11:43 AM View Context
Es un consejo que daba Bruce Lee... :-)
JPablo December 05, 2017, 11:06 PM View Context
To be a big man, a burly one.
JPablo September 24, 2017, 05:42 PM View Context
Tener muy poca memoria.
JPablo September 13, 2017, 05:08 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: 8,990 (5,319 in Spanish, 3,671 in English)
  • Entries: 13,666
  • Comments: 1,892
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