Could anyone tell me any Mexican idioms or sayings?
heyyyy it's me cardiff My boyfriend is Mexican and i was wondering if anyone knows any Mexican idioms or sayings that i could say to him? He reckons that i cant learn Spanish because it is too hard so i want to prove him wrong!!! hahahaha sooooo if i start coming out with idioms and things he will be soooo suprised!!! and i can be like hahahahahah Thank you in advance all you wonderful people in the spanish.dict community who answer my question !!! x
I'm not sure that the "Phrasebook" indicates in which country each phrase is used. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
Aguas = Watch out, be careful
"Aguas" is a word/phrase that I was taught when visiting friends in Mexico City. I was told that it dates back to the days when there was no indoor plumbing and the water used inside the house was tossed out into the street from a bucket. The person doing the tossing of the water would yell out "aguas" to let people know that some water was about to be tossed out.
You might try a couple of these resources:
Refranero Mexicano (Academia Mexicana de la Lengua)
Diccionario Breve de Mexicanismos (Academia Mexicana de la Lengua)
You should check out the Phrasebook section of this site. It is a new feature here and it is filled with idioms and sayings.
I would suggest that you surf the Phrasebook
Another phrase I learned when visiting friends in Mexico City is actually a toast--that is a phrase said when raising one's glass in honor of someone or something.
I was also told that this phrase is not one that you would want to shout out in a bar or restaurant because it might be offensive to some. I hope that it's o.k. to post it here. If this is inappropriate, I apologize, and please delete it or ask me to delete it.
The toast is: Saluca (a shortened version of "salud al cabrón") = Here's to the basta?d, or here's to the son of a b?tch. I've alson seen "cabrón" translated as cuckold. Cuckold = a man married to an unfaithful wife.
Don't be too anxious
- No comas ansias.
- ¡Calmantes montes, alicantes pintos! (you'll really surprise him!)