Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday April 15, 2011

perro, noun:

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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