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Having Lunch – Almorzando – SECCION: Conversation / Speaking Activity #44

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Learning a new language can be a challenging but rewarding experience. One of the keys to becoming fluent in English is mastering the use of sayings, idioms, and proverbs. These expressions are commonly used in everyday conversation and are an important part of English language and culture. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of learning and using sayings when learning English as a second language, as well as some tips and strategies for incorporating them into your language learning journey. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, understanding and using sayings can greatly enhance your proficiency in English and make your language skills more authentic and natural-sounding.

What are SAYINGS?

Sayings are popular, commonly-used phrases or expressions in English that often convey wisdom, advice, or a lesson. They are also known as idioms, proverbs, or adages, and are often used in everyday conversation, literature, and other forms of media.

Importance of Sayings when we learn English

Sayings are short phrases or expressions that are commonly used in English to convey a particular meaning or message. They are important for people who are learning English because they can help you to:

  1. Learn new words: Sayings often contain words and phrases that you may not have heard before. By learning these sayings, you can expand your vocabulary and become better at English.
  2. Understand English culture: Many sayings are based on cultural beliefs and traditions. By learning these sayings, you can gain a better understanding of the culture behind the language and the people who speak it.
  3. Communicate more effectively: Sayings are used in everyday conversations and in writing. By understanding and using them, you can become a better communicator in English.
  4. Improve your thinking skills: Sayings often use metaphors and analogies that require you to think carefully to understand their meanings.
  5. Express yourself more easily: Sayings can be used to express complex ideas or emotions in a simple and memorable way. By learning and using them, you can become better at expressing yourself in English.


1 . “Actions speak louder than words.” – Las acciones hablan más que las palabras.
Example: Instead of just telling me you’ll help, show me by actually doing something.

2. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” – Donde fueres, haz lo que vieres.
Example: If you’re visiting a foreign country, it’s best to follow their customs and traditions.

3.  “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” – No vendas la piel del oso antes de cazarlo.
Example: Don’t assume you’ll get the job until you receive an official offer.

4. “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” – Las apariencias engañan.
Example: Don’t make assumptions about someone based on their appearance alone.

5. “You reap what you sow.” – Quien siembra vientos, recoge tempestades.
Example: If you work hard and make good choices, you’ll be rewarded in the end.

6. “Better late than never.” – Más vale tarde que nunca.
Example: It’s better to show up late to a meeting than to not show up at all.

7. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” – Donde hay humo, hay fuego.
Example: If there are rumors about something, there’s probably some truth to them.

8. “Honesty is the best policy.” – La honestidad es la mejor política.
Example: It’s better to tell the truth even if it’s difficult, than to lie and cause more problems.

9. “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” – No pongas todos los huevos en la misma cesta.
Example: Diversify your investments to reduce the risk of losing everything.

10. “The grass is always greener on the other side.” – La hierba del vecino siempre parece más verde.
Example: It’s easy to want what others have, but it’s important to appreciate what you already have.

11. “Two heads are better than one.” – Dos cabezas piensan mejor que una.
Example: Collaborating with others can lead to better ideas and solutions.

12. “All good things must come to an end.” – Todo lo bueno tiene su fin.
Example: Even the best things in life eventually come to an end.

13. “Practice makes perfect.” – La práctica hace al maestro.
Example: The more you practice, the better you’ll become at something.

14.”Time heals all wounds.” – El tiempo cura todas las heridas.
Example: With time, emotional wounds can heal and we can move on from painful experiences.

15. “Kill two birds with one stone.” – Matar dos pájaros de un tiro.
Example: Combining tasks can help you achieve multiple goals at once.

16. “Laughter is the best medicine.” – La risa es la mejor medicina.
Example: Laughter can help reduce stress and improve your mood.

17. “Curiosity killed the cat.” – La curiosidad mató al gato.
Example: Being too curious can lead to trouble.

18. “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” – No llores por la leche derramada.
Example: Don’t dwell on past mistakes, but rather move forward and learn from them.

19. “All ears.” (Todo oídos.) – Este refrán significa estar atento y escuchar cuidadosamente lo que alguien tiene que decir.

20. “Hang in there.” (Mantente firme.) – Este refrán significa no rendirse y seguir adelante, incluso en situaciones difíciles.


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