Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday April 15, 2011

perro, noun:
dog

In Spanish as in English there are lots of colorful expressions involving animals, and perro is no exception. In the ones below the image is akin to the English image:

Perro que ladra no muerde.
His/her bark’s worse than his/her bite.

Perro ladrador, poco mordedor.
His/her bark’s worse than his/her bite.

ser como el perro del hortelano
to be a dog in the manger

The next ones, though, use a different image from English:

perro viejo
an old hand

Era perro viejo en el arte del ocultamiento.
He was an old hand at the art of covering things up.

A perro flaco todo son pulgas.
It never rains but it pours.


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