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April 15 , 2018

Spanish Proverbs

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A proverb is a simple well known saying, often humorous, which expresses truth, based on reality or common sense. They are often metaphorical and the origins can invariably be associated with people’s experience.

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This ebook is a “refranero“, a collection of the most popular and famous Spanish proverbs known in Spanish as "refranes", "dichos" o "proverbios" translated into English, that will delight you and maybe some will make you laugh. Most of them are very humorous. Another definition of a "proverb" is a short known sentence of the folk, which contains truth, morals and wisdom in a metaphorical traditional view.


"Proverbs" are memorised and handed down from generation to generation. The proverbs in this book will make you want to return to them again and again. Some "proverbs" are literally exactly the same or has a counterpart in English, so those familiar English proverbs are in the interpretation. Others vary but have the same meaning. We have tried to give a literal translation and an interpretation in English as direct as possible.


These "proverbs" have a moral or sentimental nature. Moreover, "proverbs" are the result of experience, so they have a practical value: from this point of view, they are the most complete method of popular pedagogy; it is an educational method. These "proverbs" show the social behaviour, the moral concepts, the natural resources and many more practical and useful aspects of everyday life.


This collection of Spanish proverbs offers an accurate outlook of the people’s mentality: the view of the world is shown by means of hundreds of anecdotes, references and hidden meanings.


The ebook is the perfect partner to ebooks such as “Philosophy of Life-Inspirational Quotes” or “Pensamientos Filosóficos-Filosofía de la Vida” from the “Learn Spanish 4 Life Series”.

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