Spanish Idiom: “Estirar la pata”

Spanish speakers are as prone as English speakers to use euphamisms when referring to something that is uncomfortable to talk about, and “estirar la pata” slips right into this category. So, false friend alert: “Estirar la pata” does not mean “go stretch your legs”; quite on the contrary, it is a subtle way to refer to someone’s […]

Spanish Idioms: “Tirar la casa por la ventana”

Have you ever heard the expression “Tirar la casa por la ventana”? Taken literally, it would mean “Throw the house out the window” but the expression is used to describe when a lot of money is spent to throw a celebration. So how did this relationship come about? Well, first listen to how the expression […]

Spanish Idioms: “Ser uña y carne”

Not only is this a useful expression, it’s easy to understand and easy to remember. Just take a look at the back of your hand. See your finger nails? Great!  Now, try to bend one back slightly. Can’t do it, can you? That’s because the finger nail, the “uña” is really stuck to the flesh […]

How to say something is impressive in Spanish

Today, Juan Carlos takes you to an art gallery for your Spanish lesson, lucky you. Plus, he is teaching you some essential phrases for describing emotions. Make sure to take note of all these new expressions, they can be used just about anywhere. If you don’t want to be with a loss of words next […]