Funny Spanish Idioms

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Spanish Idioms is something you should learn to improve your Spanish level and know more about Spanish culture.

Are you interested in Spanish colloquialisms? Yes? This is your blog! Here you can find many common Spanish expressions that are not always shown in textbooks. Spanish is characterized by its creativeness and expressiveness and I will try to collect the idoms more used šŸ™‚

Whether you have a high level of Spanish or an intermediate level, I am sure that my blog entries will answer your expectations. You will have the opportunity to enrich your Spanish vocabulary and learn new terms šŸ™‚

Today, we are going to learn some idioms formed with verb ESTAR šŸ™‚ Here we go!


  • Ā a las duras y a las madurasĀ meansĀ to be for better or for worse
  • al pie del caĆ±Ć³nĀ means to remain activeĀ 
  • a dos velasĀ means to be penninless
  • de mala lecheĀ means toĀ be angry
  • en BabiaĀ means to be absent-minded
  • en pazĀ means to feel relaxed
  • en todoĀ means to deal with allĀ 
  • por los suelosĀ means to be discouraged
  • para el arrastreĀ means to be exhausted

Let’s see some examples to further understand them šŸ˜‰

  • A good friend should be a las duras y a las maduras, not only for party
  • He has been all day al pie del caĆ±Ć³n. He hasn’t noticed that the boss has come
  • I ‘m so sorry but I can’t lend you 200ā‚¬, estoy a dos velas
  • When I get up and don’t drink a coffee I am de mala leche
  • The kid is always en Babia. He never pays attention in class, he is always absent-minded
  • I only need twenty minutes a day for estar en paz, listen to music and read
  • She is always en todo; if not, everything goes wrong
  • They are por los suelos since they lost their dog
  • I have been working ten hours per day for two weeks. I’m para el arrastre

I hope that this has been useful and you enjoy!

Carmen Gumiel

Carmen Gumiel

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