Idioms And Proverbs

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Idioms And Proverbs

  1. 1. How to Express Yourself Idioms and Sounding English
  2. 2. Sounding English <ul><li>One of the most interesting things in a language are the little things that can not be translated. Once you start to use these items you know that your English is almost perfect! Enjoy! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining <ul><li>No hay mal que por bien no venga. </li></ul><ul><li>Yesterday, I lost my wallet but at the police station I met a long lost friend, I suppose every cloud has a silver lining . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Don’t Count Your Chickens (Before They’re Hatched) <ul><li>No hay que vender la piel del oso (antes de cazarlo) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I bet I get loads of presents for my birthday!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched !” </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in The Bush <ul><li>Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be so quick to say no to the job offers because A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush . </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Early Bird Catches the Worm <ul><li>A quien madruga Dios lo ayuda. </li></ul><ul><li>You will never find a job if you sleep until 12 everyday after all, it’s the early bird that catches the worm . </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Friend in Need is a Friend indeed <ul><li>En el peligro se conoce el amigo. </li></ul><ul><li>When noone else would help me, I met Pete. I know I can rely on him because a friend in need is a friend indeed . </li></ul>
  8. 8. No use crying over Spilt Milk <ul><li>A lo hecho pecho. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m so sorry that I broke your new necklace!” </li></ul><ul><li>It’s too late now, there’s no use crying over spilt milk ” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day <ul><li>No se ganó Zamora en una hora </li></ul><ul><li>There’s no rush! You have lots of time, Rome wasn’t built in a day you know! </li></ul>
  10. 10. One man’s meat is another man’s poison <ul><li>Lo que a uno cura a otro mata. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I would kill for a really bloody steak” </li></ul><ul><li>“ urgghh, how horrible, well I suppose one man’s meat is another man’s poison .” </li></ul>
  11. 11. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks <ul><li>Loro viejo no aprende a hablar </li></ul><ul><li>My dad NEVER does the washing up, my mum says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Let sleeping dogs lie <ul><li>Al perro que duerme, no lo despiertes. </li></ul><ul><li>I still can’t believe that she hasn’t apologised to me and it was 3 years ago! I should probably let sleeping dogs lie . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Talk of the devil… <ul><li>Hablando del rey de Roma… </li></ul><ul><li>Did you hear what Racheal did at the weekend?! </li></ul><ul><li>(Racheal enters) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk of the devil !! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder <ul><li>El sapo a la sapa tiénela por guapa. </li></ul><ul><li>My sister is beautiful but her boyfriend is very ugly!! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be mean, beauty is in the eye of the beholder ! She must see something beautiful in him. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side <ul><li>Nadie está contento con su suerte. </li></ul><ul><li>He will never be happy because he always wants what his brother has…they do say the grass is always greener … </li></ul>
  16. 16. Two Heads are Better Than One <ul><li>Cuatro ojos ven más que dos. </li></ul><ul><li>You should have accepted help when it was offered. Two heads are better than one you know. </li></ul>
  17. 17. All That Glitters is Not Gold <ul><li>No es oro todo lo que reluce </li></ul><ul><li>I always thought that Mary and Sam were happy with their lives after winning the lottery but it would appear that all that glitters is not gold because they’re getting a divorce! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Brain is Better than Brawn <ul><li>Más vale maña que fuerza </li></ul><ul><li>There is a bully at my school, my teacher says he will learn that brain is better than brawn and then he’ll regret his actions! </li></ul>

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