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Puerto Rican Spanish Idioms Translated to English | Letter N

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The following is the Speaking Latino list of Spanish idioms translated to English specifically the ones popular in Puerto Rico. Many of these sayings, proverbs, refranes, modismos or idioms are also used in other Latin American countries.

You can find this list and much more in my book Speaking Phrases Boricua: A Collection of Wisdom and Sayings from Puerto Rico.

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Spanish Idioms Translated to English | Letter N

Necessity is the mother of invention

-La necesidad es la madre de la invención

Never ask pardon before you are accused

-Te estás curando en salud

Never say never

-Nunca digas “de esa agua no beberé”

New broom sweeps clean

-Escoba nueva barre bien

No big deal

-Olvídate, más se perdió en la guerra

No one can take it away from you

-No te lo despinta nadie

No pain, no gain

-El que quiere azul celeste, que le cueste

-Para nadar hay que tirarse al agua

-Quien no se arriesga no lo logra

Not as easy as it looks

-La luna no es de queso ni se come con melao

Not be a fan of

-Ese no es santo de mi devoción

Not in a million years

-Esto será cuando la rana eche pelo

Nothing in life is free

-Nadie da nada a cambio de nada

Nothing lasts forever

-La agonía es larga pero la muerte es segura

Nothing to write home about

-No es nada del otro mundo

Nothing will come of it

-De ese infierno no salen chispas

Nothing’s for free

-No hay rosas sin espinas

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