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Spanish Idiom: “Al mal tiempo buena cara”

Keep your game face on! Don’t let life get on top of you. That’s the advice the “vidente” (fortune teller) has for one of his listeners.

 

 

Read the transcript here:

BIENVENIDOS, MIS FIELES SEGUIDORES A LA LECTURA DEL DÍA DE HOY.
Welcome, my faithful followers to today’s reading.

EN ESTA OPORTUNIDAD RESOLVEREMOS LA CONSULTA DE UNO DE NUESTROS ESPECTADORES.
This time we will answer the question from one of our viewers.

ROBERTO NOS CUENTA QUE LAMENTABLEMENTE SU NOVIA LO HA DEJADO Y ÉL SE SIENTE MUY SOLO Y TRISTE…VAMOS A VER QUÉ LE ACONSEJA LA ESFERA DE LA SABIDURÍA.
Sadly, Roberto tells us that his girlfriend left him and that he feels very lonely and sad … Let’s see what the sphere of wisdom advices to Roberto.

“AL MAL TIEMPO, BUENA CARA”.
“Put a good face to the bad times”.

¿QUÉ QUIERE DECIR ESTO?
What does this mean?

QUE CUANDO TENGAMOS MALOS RATOS Y NOS SINTAMOS DESESPERADOS O VENCIDOS, SIEMPRE DEBEREMOS LEVANTARNOS Y LUCHAR.
That when we have had bad experiences and we feel desperate o defeated we always have to get up and fight.

QUERIDO ROBERTO, ¡SAL CON TUS AMIGOS Y DIVIÉRTETE! LOS MALOS TIEMPOS PASARÁN.
Dear Roberto, go out with your friends and have fun! Bad times will pass.

RECUERDEN AMIGOS: “AL MAL TIEMPO, BUENA CARA”.
Remember my friends: “Put a good face to the bad times”.

Y ESTO HA SIDO TODO POR HOY AMIGOS, NOS ENCONTRAREMOS EN OTRA OPORTUNIDAD PARA MÁS CONSEJOS.
And this is all for today my friends, we will meet at another time for more advice.

En esta lección aprendimos la frase idiomática: “Al mal tiempo buena cara” y se utiliza para animar a las personas que pasan por dificultades o momentos difíciles.

In this lesson we learnt the idiom “Al mal tiempo, buena cara” which is used to cheer up someone who is going through difficulties or a hard moment.

 

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