Have you started using Hello Pal and just can’t get enough of it?
Do you want to make your Spanish go sky-high quickly? Or maybe impress your next Hello Pall friend?
Discover the best kept secret for sounding like a native in just a few words!
Spanish idioms to sound like a native!
Idioms are any language learner’s best friend. Just drop a couple of them in any conversation and everyone will be absolutely wowed. Mastering Spanish idioms is the best way to ace any conversation, and also a fun way to explore the cultural differences around the world.
Read on and discover five idioms to impress in your next Hello Pall conversation!
1. Pedir peras al olmo
Literally: “To ask the elm tree for pears”
What it means: Obviously, asking the elm tree for pears is rather complicated. In Spanish, it is used to state someone’s asking for the impossible.
Esperar que no haya atasco es pedir peras al olmo.
(Hoping there will be no traffic is asking for the impossible.)
2. Quedarse de piedra
Literally: “To stay like a stone”
What it means: To be amazed or shocked by something. Actually, so amazed that, for some reason, you stay like a stone.
Me quedé de piedra cuando le vi con ese coche.
(I was amazed when I saw him with that car.)
3. Disfrutar como un enano
Literally: “To enjoy yourself like a dwarf”
What it means: Back in the 17th century, dwarfs were the ones to entertain children and adults in parties, and presumably they had a lot of fun doing so.
Disfruté como un enano viendo el partido.
(I really enjoyed myself watching the match.)
4. Estar como una cabra
Literally: “To be like a goat”
What it means: For some reason, Spanish people don’t think too highly of goats and use this expression to indicate someone is doing something crazy.
¡Está como una cabra, va en vestido de verano en diciembre!
(She’s nuts, she’s wearing a summer dress in December!)
5. Ser pan comido
Literally: “To be eaten bread”
What it means: Just like English people say something’s a piece of cake, in Spanish this expression is used to state something is really easy.
Aprender español con Hello Pall es pan comido.
(Learning Spanish with Hello Pall is a piece of cake.)