Spanish Idioms

Some Spanish Idioms 




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General Idioms

Idioms that are based on the word "All" (todo)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To break" (romper)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To come" (venir)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To do" (hacer)

Idioms that are based on the word "Ear" (el oída, la oreja)

Idioms that are based on the word "Face" (la cara)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To get" (conseguir)

Idioms that are based on the word "Hand" (la mano)

Idioms that are based on the word "Ice" (el hielo) or "In" (dentro) or "Inch" (la pugada)

Idioms that are based on the word "Joke" (el chiste, el bromo) or "Just" (justo)

Idioms that are based on the words "To Keep" (guardar, mantener) or "Kind" (la clasa, la especie) or "To know" (saber)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To Look" (mirar)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To Make" (hacer)

Idioms that are based on the word "Nose" (la nariz) or "Nothing" (nada)

Idioms that are based on the word "Once" (un vez) or "One" (uno) "Order" (en (la) orden)

Idioms that are based on the word "Point" (el punto) or the phrase "To Put" (poner, colocar)

Idioms that are based on the word "Question" (la pregunta, la cuestión)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To Run" (correr)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To Stand" (poner derecho; estar; soportar)

Idioms that are based on the phrase "To Take" (tomar; llevar)

Idioms that are based on the word "Up" (arriba)

Idioms that are based on the word "View" (la vista) or "Voice" (la voz)

Idioms based on the word "Way" (la manera, el modo; el camino)

Idioms based on the word "Year" (el año)



Spanish Idioms

¡por supuesto!

Of course!

¿por qué?

Why? For what reason?

día por día

Day by day

estar por

To be in the mood to

palabra por palabra

Word for word

por adelantado

In advance

por ahora

For now

por allí

Around there, that way

por amor de Dios

For the love of God

por aquí

Around here, this way

por casualidad

By chance

por ciento

Percent

por cierto

Certainly

por completo

Completely

por correo

By mail/post

por dentro

Inside

por desgracia

Unfortunately

por Dios

For heaven's sake

por ejemplo

For example

por eso

Therefore, that's why

por favor

Please

por fin

Finally

por la mañana, tarde

In the morning, afternoon

por la noche

At night

por las buenas o por las malas

Whether you like it or not

por lo común

Usually

por lo demás

Furthermore

por lo general

Generally, in general

por lo menos

At least

por lo mismo

For that very reason

por lo que a mí me toca

As far as I'm concerned

por lo tanto

Therefore

por lo visto

Apparently

por medio de

By means of

por mi parte

For my part

por motivo de

On account of

por ningún lado

Nowhere

por orden

In order

por otra parte

On the other hand

por poco

Almost

por primera/última vez

For the first/last time

por separado

Separately

por si acaso

Just in case

por su propio mano

By one's own hand

por suerte

Fortunately

por supuesto

Of course

por teléfono

On the phone, by phone

por todas partes

Everywhere

por todos lados

On all sides

por último

Finally

por un lado, por otro

On one hand, on the other hand

una vez por todas

Once and for all




Idioms Using 'Bailar'

Spanish has a handful of common phrases that use the word 'bailar' whose meaning may not readily be apparent.

Phrases Using 'Sangre'

A collection of Spanish phrases that use the word 'sangre,' which literally means 'blood' but is often used in a figurative sense.

Expressions Using 'Ir'

Like its English counterpart "to go," the Spanish verb ir can be used with an incredible variety of meanings. The meanings of phrases using ir can't always be determined logically merely by knowing the meanings of the individual words,

More Idioms Using 'Tener'

Tener is used in a variety of idioms.

Using 'Echar'

The Spanish verb 'echar' can be translated in literrally dozens of ways, so learning to understand context is important.

Phrases and Idioms Using 'Ojo'

The Spanish word ojo, which means "eye," is used in a wide variety of phrases and idioms. Here are numerous examples of their use.

Spanish Idioms of the Form 'Tener' + Noun

Tener, the verb meaning "to have" in the sense of "to possess," is frequently used in idioms to refer to a wide range of emotions and other states of being.

Phrases Using 'Oído'

List of Spanish phrases using 'oído,' the word for 'ear.'

Using "Vez"

Numerous examples of how the Spanish word "vez" is used in phrases.

Phrases Using 'Dicho'

Common phrases using the Spanish word 'dicho' along with sample sentences.

Phrases Beginning With 'A'

A collection of Spanish phrases and idioms that begin with the preposition 'a.'
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