My family is famous for talking in code, at least that’s how I took Spanish sayings. As a kid I use to hear these rhymes or funny sayings all the time. They were used to explain an event, to teach a lesson, and even to cause someone to think about their actions. In the end the intention was good but there were a few that were just a little vulgar.
Still as an adult, I find myself making these same Spanish saying references when I speak to my parents. There are still times I have to ask my parents to decipher a saying because it can be a little too complicated for me to understand.
I find that my favorite ones are pretty self-explanatory. Often times Spanish sayings can set the mood to a conversation I have with my family. They even get the point across without having to go into details about how I am feeling.
There are many Spanish sayings. These 13 sayings are classics in our home.
Are there any classic sayings your family says?
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