Category Archives: Passion

To Fall From the Clouds

Falling from the clouds is such a pleasant thought. It sounds so peaceful and pleasant and lovely and tranquil. But really, I hate to “fall from the clouds.” Maybe you do too, you do it every day. Every morning to … Continue reading

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I’m Black with Envy

Your little sister just got the new iPhone, or your best friend got tickets to the concert you really wanted to go to. Maybe your brother met your favorite athlete or you had a friend that got to go to … Continue reading

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It’s a Cold of Dogs

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting awfully tired of this cold. Doesn’t mother nature realize it’s Spring, and that Easter is only days away? Either way, we all have our ways to describe the cold, and so … Continue reading

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From Such a Stick, Such a Splinter

You look just like your dad. “De tal palo, tal astilla.” You’re a star athlete just like your mom was when she was in college. “De tal palo, tal astilla.” Your dad loves his sweets and so does your brother. … Continue reading

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Lettuce.

As a precaution, this “idiom” is a little more controversial when it comes to Spanish speakers. However, I found it too interesting to not share it. At least as I’ve found in my research, some Spanish speakers have heard it … Continue reading

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¡Feliz San Valentín!

So I’m going to take a break this week from the idioms, and instead talk about Valentine’s Day in Spanish-speaking countries. In the US, couples celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s about love, being together, holding hands, kissing, and all that jazz. … Continue reading

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Are you the second table’s plate? Or the main course?

Now that Valentine’s Day is coming up, I figured this idiom would be fitting. I’m hoping all of you are main courses! In Español, they say that somebody is “un plato de segunda mesa” (the second table’s plate) or, “el … Continue reading

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You Threw Stones Against Your Own Roof

This week’s idiom is a little bit less common than usual. In Spanish, they say “tirar piedras contra el propio tejado.” Directly translated, the phrase means “to throw stones against your own roof.” It’s usually used in the context of … Continue reading

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My professor is a goat!

John… I hate to break it to you, but apparently, professors are goats. Although I have to say, you’ve managed to conceal the horns quite well. No I’m just kidding (clearly), but in Spain, it is often said that teachers, mothers, … Continue reading

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Go Fry Asparagus!

Little Brothers and sisters are often the recipients of this phrase. Your little sister wants to play with your hair? Tell her to go fry asparagus! Your little brother won’t stop making farting noises while you’re trying to do your … Continue reading

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