When you think about living in another country, one of the first things you think about is the language. Which language do I have to learn? And more importantly, which language do I need to understand? When we start learning a language, we worry a lot about being able to speak it quickly, but we must not forget that understanding what our new neighbours are saying is absolutely essential.
Knowing the meaning of words and applying grammatical rules is not always enough. When you live in another country and you are dealing with a new language on a daily basis, you have to know the expressions and idioms that the locals use most often, especially if you are already an intermediate speaker. We highly recommend listening to Español con vos, a podcast for intermediate students who want to practice their Spanish. Idioms are those expressions that you cannot translate literally, as the sum of the words has a completely different meaning from each of its parts taken together.
One of the tips for learning Spanish that I always give to my students is the following one: try to learn some idioms and you will feel like a Spaniard. That's why today I'm sharing with you ten of the most common Spanish idioms. Let's begin!
1. Ponerse las botas
2. Meter la pata
3. Estar como una cabra
4. Tomar el pelo
5. Montar un pollo
6. Hacerse el sueco
7. Estar en el quinto pino
8. Tener la mosca detrás de la oreja
9. Entre pitos y flautas
10. Dar las uvas
As you can see, all these everyday expressions have different meanings and will be really useful in everyday life. If you want to read more tips for learning Spanish, you can have a look to this post. In the meantime, I'll keep thinking about other idioms that I'll explain to you soon, so keep practising! See you soon!