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Puerto Rican Spanish Sayings in English | Letter R – Letter S

Puerto Rico Spanish Slang Idioms Speaking Phrases Boricua

The following is the Speaking Latino list of Spanish sayings in 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 Sayings in English | Letter R

Spanish sayings and refrains Puerto Rico Spanish Slang Con ojos de vaca cagonaRight on the money

-Hablaste por boca de santo

Rob Peter to pay Paul

-Desvestir un santo para vestir a otro

Rome was not built in a day

-Roma no se hizo en un día

Spanish Sayings in English | Letter S

Safety in numbers

-En la unión está la fuerza

Scared out of his mind

-Como vaca que va para risco

Scared shitless

-Con ojos de vaca cagona

Refranes Puerto Rico Spanish Slang Venderle hasta una nevera a un esquimalSeeing is believing

-Hay que ver para creer

-Soy como Santo Tomás, ver para creer

Sell a drowning man a glass of water

-Venderle hasta una nevera a un esquimal

Sell ice to an Eskimo

-Venderle hasta una nevera a un esquimal

Sell sand to the Arabs

-Venderle hasta una nevera a un esquimal

She married him for his money

Spanish sayings and refrains from Puerto Rico Spanish Slang Hay que consultarlo con la almohada-El amor y el interés se fueron al campo un día y más pudo el interés que el amor que te tenía

Short reckonings make long friends

-Cuentas claras conservan amistades

Silence gives consent

-El que calla otorga

Sleep on it

-Hay que consultarlo con la almohada

Slower than molasses

-Más lento que un suero de brea

-Más lento que una caravana de cojos

Someone is loaded (as in rich, not drunk)

-Lo único que le falta es sarna para rascarse

Spanish proverbs and Refranes Puerto Rico Spanish Slang Mas lento que una caravana de cojosSomeone will get his

-A cada puerco le llega su sábado

Something smells here

-Huele a sicote

Speak of the devil

-Hablando del rey de Roma y las narices que asoma

Start from scratch

-Borrón y cuenta nueva

Step up to bat

-¿Quién le pone el cascabel al gato?

Spanish proverbs Refranes Puerto Rico Spanish Slang Hay que estirar los pies hasta donde llegue la sabanaStep up to the plate

-¿Quién le pone el cascabel al gato?

Still waters run deep

-Oye, mira y calla

Stretch your limits

-Hay que estirar los pies hasta donde llegue la sábana

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