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Hilarious Spanish Sayings! Sana, Sana, Colita de Rana

Last updated August 14, 2023

Hilarious Spanish Sayings - Sana, sana, colita de rana

Here are some funny Spanish sayings that many Latinos and Spanish-speakers around the world might recognize.

Sana, sana, colita de rana. Si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana.

Cartoon drawing of a frog dressed in a doctor's coat and holding out a large band aid. On the upper left-corner, there is text that says, "Sana, sana, colita de rana"

Translation: Heal, heal, little tail of the frog. If you don't heal today, you'll heal tomorrow. Meaning: This is a rhyme most Spanish speakers learn when they are little. It's what an adult will say to you when you get hurt. We don't really think about what it literally means. Sana sana colita de rana 

Estoy feo para la foto.

Translation: I’m ugly for the picture. Meaning: Things can’t get any worse or you are in deep trouble.

Feliz como una lombriz.

GIF of three unknown creatures in rainbow dancing in coordination.

Translation: Happy like a worm. Meaning: Try moving like a worm. Did you smile yet? This saying either means that the happy life is a simple one or we should dance like a worm more often to be happy.

Creerse la última coca-cola del desierto.

Translation: He believes he’s the last Coca-Cola in the dessert. Meaning: This is what you say when someone thinks they are a big deal. In many Spanish speaking countries Coca-Cola is just another word for a carbonated drink. The irony here is that any type of soda or pop would actually make you thirstier.

Nunca digas de esa agua nunca beberé.

Close-up of a person taking a sip of dirty water.

Translation: Never say you won’t ever drink From that water. Meaning: Never say never.

Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente

Translation: The current swept the shrimp that fell asleep. Meaning: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail

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