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Spanish Expressions. 5 animal idioms in Spanish

Spanish is a rich language with many expressions and idioms, which you will probably hear in spontaneous conversation with your Spanish host family or with the locals during your stay in Spain and your Spanish course.

Here are 5 Spanish idioms that will help you to speak like a native!


Coger el toro por los cuernos

English : take the bull by the horns.

This expression refers to the ability to manage a situation or a problem with bravery and determination.


Estar como una cabra

English : to be nuts

Literally translated as “to be like a goat”. This idiom is used to define someone a little crazy or nuts.


Tener un humor de perros

English : to be in a foul mood

This Spanish idiom describes someone who’s in a very bad temper and likely to get angry. It can be associated with being grumpy as well.


A caballo regalado, no le mires el diente

English : don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

This proverb means it would be rude to find fault in a present.

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