Saying – It is a concise expression about a general truth or experience. Sayings often contain advice or wisdom.
Dicho: Lo barato sale caro.
Translation: You get what you pay for.
Interpretation: cheap stuff costs you more in the long run.
Dicho: Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda.
Translation: Although the she-monkey may dress in silk, she remains a monkey.
Interpretation: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
Dicho: De tal palo, tal astilla.
Translation: Like father, like son.
Interpretation: Children tend to be a lot like their parents.
Dicho: Dios los cría y ellos se juntan.
Translation: Birds of a feather flock together.
Interpretation: People alike get together.
Dicho: El infierno está lleno de buenos propósitos; el cielo de buenas obras.
Translation: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Interpretation: It is not enough just having good intentions. Action is needed.
Dicho: Las paredes oyen.
Translation: Walls have ears.
Interpretation: Advised caution when saying something secret or private.