is without a doubt the country where we lost our hearts. That’s also not surprising since they are known for their excellent cuisine,rich culture and loving people. These statements we came across in Mexico
and they changed our outlook on life. Read these Mexican sayings and be inspired.
1 Vale más pan con amor, que gallina con dolor.
This means as much as “You get more by being loving than by hurting”. A statement that we can totally agree with!
2 Mas amor por favor.
We came across this statement on a handmade t-shirt in Mexico. It’s actually the essence of life. More love, please.
3 Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente.
This statement is a bit funny when you translate them literally. It means as much as “Shrimp that fall asleep will be carried along with the flow.” In fact, Mexicans use this saying to stay alert and especially not be lazy. You don’t just have to rely on others, you have to have an opinion and you have to take your chance when it occurs.
4 La sabiduría llega con la edad.
We also know this saying: Wisdom comes with the years. A spell with truth in it.
5 Mas vale tarde que nunca.
You can take this saying literally in Mexico. “Better late than never” is better to keep in mind when you travel there. Everything goes a little slower and most Mexicans don’t know any time pressure. Certainly not as we know it. We can only learn from it!
6 A mal tiempo, buena cara.
Even in difficult times, you have to keep your cool. Always put on a happy face.
7 El que quiera pescado que se moje el culo.
This saying means that if you want to catch fish, your rear will no doubt get wet. That means you have to work for your goals. Nothing goes by itself.
8 En boca cerrada no entran moscas.
Sometimes it’s better to stay silent. When you speak, you have to vouch for the consequences.
9 Aún no tienes alas y ya quieres volar.
You can’t fly if you don’t have wings yet. Be patient.
10 A fuerza, ni los zapatos entran.
This saying means you can’t force anything.
11 Si quieres dinero y fama, que no te agarre el sol en la cama.
This saying also means that for money and fame you have to get up early and work hard. You’ve got to be a part of it.
12 Too haces muchas ilusiones? Tendrás muchos desengaños.
If you have too much hope or set your sights on something too much, you will be disappointed.
13 El tiempo es buen consejero, y sabe desengañar.
We know this saying as ‘Time is a good counselor’. We also need to take the time to make good decisions.
14 El que más temprano se moja, más tiempo tiene para secarse.
Literally translated this is “Whoever gets wet first has the most time to dry.” The earlier you start something, the more time you have for it. It’s a saying that emphasizes that you can make mistakes when you’re young.
15 Al vivo todo le falta, y al muerto todo le sobra.
This last saying is one of our favorites in this list of Mexican sayings. In life we all look for material wealth, but what good is that when we are dead? We never have enough, and when we’re dead, everything’s too much. Think about that…
What saying was your favorite? Or do you know any other Mexican sayings? Let us know in the comments!
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