"mother" in the Phrasebook

Necessity is the mother of invention La necesidad hace maestros
like mother, like daughter
daughters learn from their mothers, the behavior of a daughter often is the same as that of her mother
de tal palo tal astilla
de tal madre tal hija
Idiom
colder than a mother-in-law's kiss
It is so cold outside that it is 'colder than a mother-in-law's kiss.
If something is 'colder than a mother-in-law's kiss, it is really, cold, unfriendly or unaccepting.
más frío que el beso de una suegra
Hace tanto frío fuera que es "más frío que el beso de suegra.
Si algo es "más frío que el beso de una suegra, es realmente, frío, hostil o no aceptan.
to "have a face only a mother could love".
meaning-you are ugly
Tener una cara que sólo una madre podría amar
significado-que eres feo
Earth Mother
She was a true Earth Mother; she was completely loving toward all children.
an outstandingly nurturing, maternal female
Madraza, madre excelente.
Era una madre exelente; era sumamente cariñosa para con todos los niños.
Difícil de traducir
Idleness is the mother/root of all evil. / An idle brain is the devil's workshop. La ociosidad es la madre de todos los vicios. / Un hombre ocioso es la oreja del diablo.
necessity is the mother of invention la necesidad hace maestros
►la necesidad aguza el ingenio
To swear on your mother's grave (to emphasize you are telling the truth) jurar por la tumba de su madre
Literal
Patience is the mother of virtue. la paciencia es la madre de la virtud
Ask your mother. Pregunta a tu madre.