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August 31, 2018 Anniversary Wishes 4 comments

I've always been a fan of this quote of Shakespeare. I don't know why, I am going to miss you, Te voy a echar de menos. I can only think of.

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How to say 'I miss you' in many different languages.

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Te quiero/Te amo

Handily, or confusingly, depending on which way you look at it, Spanish has two phrases that mean ‘I love you’. In general, te quiero is used in a slightly more casual way (its other meaning is ‘I want you’, so you are telling your love in a nice way that you want them), whereas te amo is more a grand declaration of true love. Both phrases are ideal for long-term relationships.

Me caes bien

You want to play it cool, perhaps it’s early days and you don’t want to scare them away by dropping the L-word so soon. Me caes bien, or ‘I like you’ is a friendly way to show your interest without coming on too strong. It’s a good way to test the water and see if they like you back before diving into more romantic language.

Eres el amor de mi vida

Perhaps an ideal phrase to whip out before you propose or on your wedding day ‘you’re the love of my life’ is seriously romantic and should only be used when you really are in love. Definitely not one for a first date.

Eres mi media naranja

This sweet phrase, meaning literally ‘you’re my half orange’ is the equivalent of ‘my other half’ or ‘my soul mate’ in English and is a good line for a long-term girlfriend or boyfriend.

Te quiero con todo mi corazón

A Valentine’s Day staple perhaps, ‘I love you with all of my heart’ should be reserved for long-term, serious relationships. It is a deep declaration of love that you don’t want to whip out too soon.

Te ves hermosa/hermoso esta noche

‘You look beautiful/handsome tonight’ is a good compliment for a date early in the relationship. It doesn’t have creepy connotations and shows you are definitely into your partner.

¿Quieres pasar?

OK, it’s not strictly romantic, but you want to invite your date inside after a night out. Use this phrase, meaning ‘would you like to come in?’ to signal your interest. It could innocently mean you are inviting them in for a drink, or hint that you have something else in mind entirely, depending on how you say it.

Estoy loco/a por ti

‘I’m crazy about you’ might not be right for the first date, but could be ideal to signal how strong your feelings are a few dates into your relationship.

Mi amor, cariño, cielo

These popular Spanish pet names can be used for both romantic and familial relationships. ‘My love’, ‘my darling’ and ‘my sky’ are some of the most regularly used when Spaniards want to refer to their other halves.

¿Quieres casarte conmigo?

You’re ready to take the plunge and propose marriage to your significant other. This simple phrase does the job; now you just have to decide where is the most romantic place to pop the question…

You’ve bagged yourself a Spanish boyfriend or girlfriend and you’re ready to declare your true feelings, but you’re unsure of the best way to do so in their language. Never fear, whether you’re looking for a low-key phrase to signal your interest or a grand declaration of your eternal love, we can help you navigate the choppy waters of romance in Spanish.

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100 Famous Spanish Quotes with English Translation

Sometimes you might feel life has been tough or unfair, and you just need a small push to make you feel better and keep going forward; this is the reason why we bring you this inspiring list of 100 famous Spanish quotes with English translation.

Besides making you feel empowered, we want you to learn this beautiful language through reading these inspirational Spanish quotes; while at the same time you earn self-confidence and increase your self-esteem. Now, feel free getting motivated with these Spanish quotes with English translation and enjoy your reading!

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Now enjoy these amazing quotes in Spanish with English translations.

List of Spanish quotes with English translation


“La acción es la clave fundamental para todo éxito.” – Pablo Picasso.

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso.

“Nunca renuncies a un sueño por el tiempo que se requiere para lograrlo. El tiempo pasará de todas formas.” – Earl Nightingale.

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale.

“No puedo cambiar la dirección del viento, pero sí ajustar mis velas para llegar a mi destino.” – James Dean. 

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – James Dean.

“La mayoría de las personas gastan más tiempo y energías en hablar de los problemas que en afrontarlos.” – Henry Ford.

“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” – Henry Ford.

“Todos nuestros sueños se pueden hacer realidad si tenemos el coraje de perseguirlos.” – Walt Disney.

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney.


“Dentro de veinte años estarás más decepcionado por las cosas que no hiciste, que por las que hiciste. Así que suelta las amarras. Navega lejos del puerto seguro. Atrapa los vientos alisios en tus velas. Explora. Sueña. Descubre.” – Mark Twain.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.– Mark Twain.


Spanish quotes with English translations about success.


“Cambia tus pensamientos y cambiarás tu mundo.” – Norman Vincent Peale.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale.

“Trabaja duro en silencio, que el éxito sea tu ruido.” – Frank Ocean.

“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean.

“No importa lo lento que vayas, siempre y cuando no te detengas.” – Confucio.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius.

“Tu trabajo va a llenar gran parte de tu vida, y la única manera de estar realmente satisfecho es hacer lo que creas es un gran trabajo. Y la única manera de hacerlo es amar lo que haces. Si no lo has encontrado aún, sigue buscando.” – Steve Jobs.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” – Steve Jobs.


Are you feeling inspired yet? Keep reading!



“Imposible es una palabra que se encuentra sólo en el diccionario de los tontos.” – Napoleón Bonaparte.

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” – Napoleon Bonaparte.

“Recuerda que la felicidad es una forma de viajar, no un destino.” – Roy L. Goodman.

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy L. Goodman.

“Los desafíos son los que hacen que la vida sea interesante y superarlos es lo que hace la vida significativa.” – Joshua J. Marine.

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine.

“Yo prefiero ser un fracaso en algo que me gusta, que un éxito en algo que odio.” – George Burns.

“I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns.

“La vida es un 10% lo que me ocurre y 90% cómo reacciono a ello.” – Charles R. Swindoll.

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll.


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“La persona que dice que algo no puede hacerse no debe interrumpir a la persona que lo está haciendo.” – Proverbio chino.

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb.

“Los ganadores nunca se rinden y los que se rinden nunca ganan.” – Atribuida a Vince Lombardi.

“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Credited to Vince Lombardi.

“No conquistamos a la montaña, sino a nosotros mismos.” – Edmund Hillary.

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary.

“¿Quieres saber quién eres? No preguntes. ¡Actúa! La acción delineará y definirá quién eres.” – Thomas Jefferson.

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t Ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson.

“Si puedes soñarlo, puedes lograrlo.” – Zig Ziglar.

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar.

“El conocimiento tiene que ser mejorado, desafiado e incrementado constantemente, o se desvanece.” – Peter Drucker.

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” – Peter Drucker.

“No cuentes los días, haz que los días cuenten.” – Muhammad Ali.

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali.

“He fallado más de 9000 mil tiros en mi carrera. He perdido casi 300 partidos. En 26 ocasiones, pude hacer la canasta que ganara el partido y fallé. He fracasado una y otra vez en mi vida. Y por esa razón he triunfado.” – Michael Jordan.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan.

“La felicidad no es algo que pospones para el futuro; es algo que diseñas para el presente.” – Jim Rohn.

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn.

“Recuerda que no conseguir lo que quieres es a veces un maravilloso golpe de suerte.” – Dalai Lama.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama.


Spanish quotes with English translations about NOT GIVING UP!


“La falta de miedo es como un músculo. Sé por propia experiencia que cuanto más lo ejercitas más natural se convierte el no dejar que los miedos guíen tu vida.” – Arianna Huffington.

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington.

“El secreto real del éxito es el entusiasmo.” – Walter Chrysler.

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Walter Chrysler.

“Para evitar la crítica no hagas nada, no digas nada, no seas nada.” – Elbert Hubbard.

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard.

“El éxito no es la llave de la felicidad. La felicidad es la llave del éxito. Si amas lo que haces, tendrás éxito.” – Albert Schweitzer.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer.

“Sé agradecido por lo que tienes; terminarás teniendo más. Si te concentras en lo que no tienes, nunca, jamás tendrás suficiente.” – Oprah Winfrey.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey.

“Las limitaciones solo habitan en nuestra mente. Pero si usamos nuestra imaginación, nuestras posibilidades son ilimitadas.” – Jamie Paolinetti.

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti.

“La pregunta no es quién me va a dejar hacer algo; es quién se atreverá a detenerme.” – Ayn Rand.

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand.

“El talento es más barato que la sal de mesa. Lo que separa el individuo talentoso del exitoso es un montón de trabajo duro.” – Stephen King.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King.

“No soy producto de mis circunstancias. Soy producto de mis decisiones.” – Stephen Covey.

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey.

“No puedes controlar todos los eventos que te suceden, pero puedes decidir no ser reducido por ellos.” – Maya Angelou.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou.

Spanish quotes with English translation about taking control of your life.



“Muchos de nosotros no estamos viviendo nuestros sueños porque estamos viviendo nuestros miedos.” – Les Brown.

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown.

“La forma más común en que las personas renuncian a su poder es pensar que no tienen ninguno.” – Alice Walker.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker.

“Los tiempos difíciles no perduran, pero las personas fuertes sí.” – Robert H. Schuller.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller.

“La mente es todo. Te conviertes en lo que piensas.” – Buda.

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Buddha.

“Es en los momentos de mayor oscuridad cuando debemos enfocarnos para ver la luz.” – Aristóteles Onassis.

“It is in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis.

“Cuando te metes en un lugar apretado y todo va en tu contra, hasta que parece que no puedes soportar un minuto más, nunca te rindas, porque ese es justo el lugar y el momento en el que la marea va a cambiar.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe.

“La vida es una oportunidad, benefíciate de ella. La vida es belleza, admírala. La vida es un sueño, alcánzalo. La vida es un desafío, cumple. La vida es un deber, complétala. La vida es un juego, juégala. La vida es una promesa, cúmplela. La vida es pena, supérala. La vida es una canción, cántala. La vida es lucha, acéptala. La vida es una tragedia, enfréntala. La vida es una aventura, atrévete. La vida es suerte, hazlo. La vida es demasiado preciosa, no la destruyas. La vida es vida, lucha por ella.” –  Madre Teresa.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” – Mother Teresa.

Here are some very wise quotes.



“Lo más difícil es la decisión de actuar, el resto es meramente tenacidad. Los temores son tigres de papel. Uno puede hacer cualquier cosa que decida hacer. Uno puede actuar para cambiar y controlar su vida; y el procedimiento, el proceso, es su propia recompensa.” – Amelia Earhart.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart.

“Permite que el refinamiento y la mejora de tu propia vida te mantengan tan ocupado que tengas poco tiempo para criticar a otros.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“No te puedo dar la fórmula del éxito, pero sí te puedo dar la fórmula del fracaso – la cual es: Tratar de complacer a todo el mundo.” – Herbert Bayard Swope.

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Bayard Swope.

“Si haces lo que siempre has hecho, obtendrás lo que siempre has conseguido. No es lo que hacemos de vez en cuando lo que da forma a nuestras vidas, sino lo que hacemos constantemente.” – Tony Robbins.

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins.

“Con los años he aprendido que una vez que la mente se decide, el miedo disminuye; saber lo que se debe hacer aparta el miedo.” – Rosa Parks.

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks.


Experience and the patience important subjects in these Spanish quotes with English translation.


“Todo llega a su tiempo al que sabe cómo esperar.” – León Tolstoy.

“Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.” – Leo Tolstoy.

“Qué maravilloso es que nadie necesite esperar ni un solo momento antes de comenzar a mejorar el mundo.” – Ana Frank.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank.


“La fuerza no viene de ganar. Tus luchas desarrollan tus fortalezas. Cuando pasas por dificultades y decides no rendirte, eso es la fuerza.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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“Si todo parece estar bajo control, no vas lo suficientemente rápido.” – Mario Andretti.

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti.

“Una persona que nunca ha cometido un error nunca ha intentado nada nuevo.” – Albert Einstein.

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein.

“El problema de no tener una meta es que se puede pasar la vida corriendo de lado a lado en la cancha y nunca anotar.” – Bill Copeland.

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland.

“Comienza por hacer lo necesario; luego haz lo que es posible; y de repente, estarás haciendo lo imposible.” – Francisco de Asís.

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi.

“Cuando yo tenía cinco años, mi madre siempre me decía que la felicidad es la clave para la vida. Cuando fui a la escuela, me preguntaron qué quería ser cuando fuera grande, escribí “feliz”. Me dijeron que yo no entendía la pregunta. Les dije que no entendían la vida.” – John Lennon.

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon.

“Prefiero morir de pasión que de aburrimiento.” – Vincent van Gogh.

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh.

“Ningún acto de bondad, por pequeño que sea, es en vano.” – Esopo.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop.

“Puedes decepcionarte si fallas, pero estás condenado si no lo intentas.” – Beverly Sills.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.” – Beverly Sills.

“Comienza donde estás, usa lo que tienes, haz lo que puedes.” – Arthur Ashe.

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe.

“¿Qué es el dinero? Un hombre es exitoso si en el tiempo entre despertar e irse a la cama hace lo que realmente quiere.” – Bob Dylan.

“What is money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan.

Amazing Spanish quotes about courage and self-esteem.


“Lo que haces hoy puede mejorar todos tus mañanas.” – Ralph Marston.

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston.

“La vida se contrae o se expande en proporción al coraje de uno.” – Anais Nin.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin.

“Dentro de un año usted pudiera desear haber comenzado hoy.” – Karen Lamb.

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb.

“La educación cuesta dinero. Pero también lo hace la ignorancia.” – Sir Claus Moser.

“Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser.

“Sólo una cosa convierte en imposible un sueño: el miedo a fracasar.” – Paulo Coelho.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho.

Forget about the past and start working, as these Spanish quotes say.



“Cuando quieras tener éxito tanto como quieres respirar, entonces vas a ser exitoso.” – Eric Thomas.

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas.

“Sin saltos de la imaginación, o sueños, perdemos la emoción de las posibilidades. Soñar, después de todo, es una forma de planificación.” – Gloria Steinem.

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem.

“Cómo comienzas tu día es cómo vives tu día. Cómo vives tu día es cómo vives tu vida.” – Louise Hay.

“How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life.” – Louise Hay.

“Fallas el 100% de los tiros que no haces.” – Wayne Gretzky.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky.

“Exponte a tu miedo más profundo, después de eso, el miedo no tiene poder, y el miedo a la libertad se reduce y desaparece. Eres libre.” – Jim Morrison.

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” – Jim Morrison.

“La gente siempre culpa a sus circunstancias por lo que son. Yo no creo en las circunstancias. La gente que sale adelante en este mundo es la gente que se levanta y busca las circunstancias que quiere, y si no las puede encontrar, las crea.” – George Bernad Shaw.

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw.

“Por cada fracaso, hay un curso de acción alternativo. Solo hay que encontrarlo. Cuando llegues a un bloqueo en el camino, toma un desvío”. – Mary Kay Ash.

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” – Mary Kay Ash.

“Sin desviación de la norma, el progreso no es posible.” – Frank Zappa.

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa.

“Si el mundo te parece frío, enciende fuegos para calentarlo.” – Lucy Larcom.

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom.

“Nunca en la vida aprendí algo de alguien que estuviese de acuerdo conmigo.” – Dudley Field Malone.

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone.

You can learn important lessons from each one of these inspirational Spanish quotes.



“Cualquier cosa que puedas hacer o soñar que puedes, comiénzala. La audacia tiene genio, poder y magia en ella.” – Johann von Goethe.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann von Goethe.

“El éxito parece ser en buena parte cuestión de perseverar después de que otros hayan abandonado.” – William Feather.

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather.

“No dejes que la vida te desanime; todo el que ha llegado donde está tuvo que comenzar por donde estaba.” – Richard. L. Evans.

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans.

“La gente exitosa está siempre buscando oportunidades para ayudar a los demás. La gente fracasada siempre se está preguntando ¿Qué hay para mí?” – Brian Tracy.

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” – Brian Tracy.

“Una persona no puede directamente escoger sus circunstancias, pero sí puede escoger sus pensamientos e indirectamente -y con seguridad- darle forma a sus circunstancias.” – James Allen.

“A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.” – James Allen.

“Apunta a la luna. Si fallas, podrías dar a una estrella.” – W. Clement Stone.

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone.

“Pon el corazón, la mente y el alma incluso en los actos más pequeños. Ese es el secreto del éxito.” – Swami Sivananda.

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda.

“La única manera de descubrir los límites de lo posible es aventurarse un poco más allá de ellos hacia lo imposible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke.

“Es duro fracasar, pero es todavía peor no haber intentado nunca triunfar.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

“Cuando dejo de ser lo que soy, me convierto en lo que podría ser.” – Lao-Tsé.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu.

“Todo lo que siempre has querido está al otro lado del miedo.” – George Addair.

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair.

“Cree y actúa como si fuese imposible fallar.” – Charles Kettering.

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering.

“No he fallado. Sólo he encontrado 10000 maneras que no funcionan.” – Thomas A. Edison.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison.

“Alguien está sentado en la sombra hoy porque alguien plantó un árbol hace mucho tiempo.” – Warren Buffett.

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett.

“Tomas tu vida en tus propias manos y, ¿qué pasa? Algo terrible: no hay nadie a quién culpar.” – Erica Jong.

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong.

We are getting close to the end of these amazing quotes in Spanish and English.


“Sueña en grande y atrévete a fallar.” – Norman Vaughan.

“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan.

“No importa lo que te diga la gente, las palabras y las ideas pueden cambiar el mundo.” – Robin Williams.

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams.

“Recuerda, nadie puede hacer que te sientas inferior sin tu consentimiento.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

“No podemos ayudar a todos, pero todo el mundo puede ayudar a alguien.” – Ronald Reagan.

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan.

“Nuestras vidas empiezan a terminar el día en que guardamos silencio acerca de las cosas que importan.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Iré a cualquier parte siempre y cuando sea hacia delante.” – David Livingston.

“I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” – David Livingston.

“He sido impresionado con la urgencia de hacer. Saber no es suficiente, debemos aplicar. Estar dispuesto no es suficiente, debemos hacer.” – Leonardo da Vinci.

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci.

“¿Qué grandes cosas intentarías si supieras que no vas a fracasar?” – Robert H. Schuller.

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert H. Schuller.

“Lo que haces marca una diferencia, y tienes que decidir qué tipo de diferencia quieres marcar.” – Jane Goodall.

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall.

“El pesimista ve dificultad en toda oportunidad. El optimista ve oportunidad en toda dificultad.” – Winston Churchill.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill.

These were the Spanish quotes with English translation for this article. You deserve a big applause for getting to the bottom of this article!

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29 Mexican Slang Words & Phrases That Will Have You Sounding Like A Native In No Time!

Mexico. The most populous Spanish speaking country in the world and one of the most influential in terms of Spanish language film and literature.

If you are going to learn the common expressions of any country, Mexico is a great one to start with.

Secondly, Mexico has some very unique expressions that were probably not included in your Spanish textbook or course.

You’ll encounter them frequently in movies, tv and pop culture, as well in your conversations with Mexicans you meet!

In this post, I’m going to help by sharing 29 of the most common Mexican slang words and expressions you’re likely to hear.

But first… let’s talk about why slang words, phrases and idioms are important to learn if you want to become a confident Spanish speaker.

Why Learn Spanish Idioms & Slang?

Spanish idioms and slang are two of the things that complicate the process of transitioning from staged speaking and listening exercises to speaking Spanish comfortably with native speakers.

If you stop to think about it, you can probably come up with a whole list of words in your native language that mean something other than the literal translation or have different meanings around the world.

For example:

  • An “apartment” in the United States is a “flat” in the UK or Australia.
  • A “car park” in Britain would be a “parking lot” in the US and Canada.
  • A “barbie” in Australia means a barbeque, whereas, in other English speaking countries, you'd probably think of a Barbie doll!

So it’s always a good idea to brush up on slang and common expressions when you are planning to travel to a new place.

Learning Spanish slang will help you understand what is being said and help you sound more like a native speaker yourself.

It will help you fit in so you sound less like a foreigner.

Imagine the surprise on your new friends’ faces when you use their common expressions with ease!

So as you can see – learning some Spanish slang is pretty useful!

Now because a lot of dictionaries, movie translations, and study guides come out of Spain, many Spanish learners pick up on Peninsular Spanish expressions before they learn Latin American slang.

That can lead to confusion when you travel to Latin America and keep you from learning the colloquial expressions and terms.

So instead of focusing on slang from Spain, in this post, we’ll look at essential slang from one of Latin America’s biggest and most influential countries: Mexico.

Key Features Of Mexican Spanish

Before I get to the list of slang phases, there are two key things you should know about Spanish in Mexico as opposed to Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries:

  1. Mexicans do not use the vosotros or vos conjugations for informal speech. The ustedes form is the only conjugation you’ll need for groups (whether you’re friends or not) and is used for all informal second person situations.
  2. Mexico has more words based on English than other Spanish-speaking countries, probably because of its proximity to the United States. For example, here are some Mexican words you may not hear anywhere else:
  • hobby (hobby)
  • marqueta (market)

Ok, we’re ready to get started!

Without further ado… here are 29 Mexican slang words and phrases that will have you sounding like a native in no time!

If you prefer a video description of the 10 most common of these phrases, check out my YouTube video here, or for the full list of 29 Mexican slang words and phrases, scroll down and keep reading!

29 Mexican Slang Words And Phrases Every Spanish Learner Needs To Know

1. ¿Mande?

Used to ask someone to repeat something if you didn’t hear or understand what was said the first time.

This is extremely helpful to know if you are travelling to Mexico as a Spanish learner, as you may often need people to repeat themselves.

It is considered more polite than ¿Qué? or ¿Cómo? in Mexico, but rarely used elsewhere.

2. Pedo

Technically, pedo translates to “fart,” but it is used in quite a few phrases in Mexico, some of the most common of which are:

  • ¿Qué pedo? – What’s up?
  • No hay pedo – It’s no problem
  • Andar bien pedo/a – to be very drunk
  • ¿Dónde es la peda? – Where is the party?

Pedo is considered quite crude in some parts of the Spanish-speaking world, so I suggest you pay attention to what the people you are speaking with are saying before trying these phrases yourself, especially if not all of your speaking companions are from Mexico.

3. ¿Qué onda?

This one is nice and simple! It’s another casual way to ask a friend, “What’s up?” and you’ll hear Mexicans use it all the time.

4. Güey (also spelled “wey”)

Güey translates roughly to “dude” or “man” in Mexico.

Where in Spain you might ask a friend, ¿Qué pasa, tio?, you’d be much more likely to say, ¿Qué onda, güey? in Mexico.

5. Codo/a

Codo/a translates to “elbow,” but it’s is also used in Mexico to describe someone overly frugal or tightfisted with his or her money.

  • Juan nunca gasta en cosas innecesarios. Es muy codo. – Juan never spends money on unncessary things. He’s very frugal.

6. Estar crudo/a

Put simply, estar crudo/a means to have a hangover.

Literally, it would be translated as “to be raw”, which is probably not a bad metaphor for feeling hungover!

  • Estoy bien crudo hoy. – I’m very hungover today.

7. ¿Qué tal?

I bet you’re surprised to see this phrase make the list.

After all, ¿Qué tal? is not specific to Mexico.

However, it does have a different meaning in Mexico than in Spain and some other Spanish-speaking countries.

In Mexico, ¿Qué tal? means “What’s happening?” or “What’s up?” as opposed to “How are you?” or “How are things going?” as you may have learned in your Spanish textbook or class.

So, it’s much more casual than the same phrase would be in other Spanish speaking countries.

8. Tener feria

This one means “to have money”, as in:

  • ¿Tienes feria para salir esta fin de semana? – Do you have money to go out this weekend?

In some parts of Mexico, feria can also refer to pocket change.

9. ¡No manches!

You will use this expression most often when listening to a story or anecdote as it’s used to express shock or surprise.

In English, it would translate roughly to “No way!” or “You’re kidding me!”

10. La neta

La neta in Mexican Spanish means the truth.

It can be used either as a way to agree with someone;

  • Sí, es la neta – Yes it’s the truth

… or to express doubt in what they’re saying:

  • ¿Es la neta? – Is it the truth?

If you refer to a person as neto/a, you are describing someone who can be trusted or that you can always count on.

11. Ni modo

There is no literal translation of ni modo in English but it falls somewhere between “no big deal” and “it is what it is.”

You can use ni modo to say you have no preference or also to express disappointment at something you have no control over.

12. ¡Aguas!

¡Aguas! means… Watch out!

The story goes that this expression dates back to the days when the contents of chamber pots and other wastewater were tossed out the window and into the street each morning.

These days, ¡Aguas! isn’t related to water or waste at all. Instead, it’s an expression similar to “Heads up!” still used in Mexico and some parts of the United States.

13. Estar cañón

To be difficult or hard, as in:

  • El examen estuvo cañón – The exam was really hard.

You can also use cañón to add intensity to an expression, such as:

  • Te extraño cañón – I miss you so much.

14. Eso que ni que

This handy Mexican phrase means “definitely” or “without a doubt”.

Use eso que ni que to express total agreement with what someone else is saying.

  • – Chichen Itza es uno de los lugares más conocidos de México – Chichen Itza is one of the most well-known places in Mexico.
  • – Eso que ni que – Without a doubt!

15. Fresa

You probably already know that fresa literally means “strawberry”.

In Mexico, though, it’s also an adjective to describe someone as stuck up or snooty.

16. Vato

Vato means “guy” or “man”, and has a measure of respect or being impressed about it.

However, in some situations, it also has a gang connotation and is more closely translated to “gangster.”

There’s some debate about whether vato is a variant of bato (fool), chivato (informant or snitch), or other indigenous words from the region.

Wherever it comes from, it is used today in Northern Mexico between friends.

It’s also been included in a number of Spanglish expressions and songs, such as in the Texas Tornados song, “Hey Baby, ¿Qué Paso?”:

17. Chido/a

Chido/a is a Mexican adjective meaning “awesome” or “cool”.

It’s used the same the way you would use guay in Spain. For example:

  • Es un vato chido – He’s a cool guy!

18. Padre

Of course, padre generally means ‘father’ in Spanish, but in Mexico, it’s also another way to say, “Awesome!” or “Great!”, for example:

  • ¡Qué padre! – How awesome/great!

19. Chicano/a

This phrase is an interesting one and you may well hear it used among latinos in the US aswell as in Mexico.

It’s an adjective used to describe a person of Mexican origin living in the United States.

20. ¡Órale!

There’s no literal translation for órale in English.

Instead, it can mean one of a few different expressions, such as:

  • “Okay”
  • “Well done”
  • “Come on”
  • “No way!”

I know it sounds tricky but don’t worry! The context will always make it pretty clear what is being expressed.

21. Ser bien gacho/a

To be gacho means to be “lame” or “uncool”, when directed at a person.

When directed at a situation, it is another way to say mala onda or “bad vibes.”

  • No me gusta esta fiesta. Está bien gacha. – I don’t like this party. It has bad vibes.

22. Carnal

Carnal means “brother”, either literally or as an expression between close friends.

  • Oye Carnal como te va? – Hey brother, what’s up?

23. Te crees muy muy

This one means “You think you are such a big deal” and is used in the same way it’s translation would be in English.

It may seem simple but it can go a long way to helping you sound more natural in your conversations!

24. Chavo/a

A word used to informally refer to children, like “kids” in English.

Other words in Mexico with similar meanings include chamacco/a and morro/a.

  • Los chavos están jugando al fútbol – The kids are playing football.

25. Sin broncas

Bronca roughly translates to “fight” or “row.”

So, to say something or someone is sin broncas, you are saying there’s no problem (e.g. they’re “without fight/disagreement”).

26. ¡Qué huevos!

This phrase is used to express admiration or amazement at something daring or brave.

It is also sometimes used to express dismay or disgust, and when it is you’ll be able to tell easily from the context.

¡A huevo! is a similar expression that means “Absolutely!” or “Let’s do it!”

However, it’s a good idea to use the word huevos with care, as it’s also a common Spanish slang term for “testicles”!

As you might imagine, this means there are many vulgar innuendos and insults that include the word huevos; so much so that some foreigners fear even using the word when ordering eggs at a restaurant!

You don’t need to worry about ordering huevos directly, but do be careful to avoid any unfortunate hand signs or overly specific descriptions that could lead to a round of laughter at your expense!

27. Huevon/a

Huevon literally means a “large egg” but is used colloquially to talk about an extremely lazy person. For example:

  • Mario nunca hace nada. ¡Qué huevon! – Mario never does anything. What a lazy guy!

28. Sale

Just as Spaniards say vale to mean “Let’s go!” or “Okay, cool” and Argentineans use dale, Mexicans express the same thing with the word sale.

  • – Vamos al cine a la tarde? – Sale – Shall we go to the cinema in the afternoon? Ok, cool.

29. No hay de queso, nomás de papas

This classic Mexican slang phrase is used in place of “you’re welcome” and it’s actually a play on words made famous by a popular Mexican television show!

It is a variant on the common expression no hay de que which means “no problem.”

It’s Time To Start Using Your Mexican Slang!

There you have it!

29 Mexican slang words and expression to impress your friends and have you sounding like a native in no time.

By learning these essential Mexican phrases, you’ll not only learn to keep up in conversation with your Mexican friends but also be able to watch a range of fantastic Mexican movies and TV shows that use colloquial slang.

You’ll be able to speak Mexican Spanish with greater confidence without the fear of being laughed at for using “textbook phrases” or formal Spanish.

So what are you waiting for? Learn the phrases that are most relevant to you, then get out there and practice using them! ¡Suerte!

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Which of these Mexican slang words and phrases is your favourite? Do you know any other phrases I haven’t mentioned in this list? Let me know in the comments below!

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