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Spanish vocabulary and expressions: "El perro" (The dog)"

So, today we have the #Spanish word " perro ", " ", in English.

This is a masculine noun, that's why I'm using the masculine article " el " in front of it.

As usual, if you want to listen to its pronunciation , you can go to sites like, for example, .

Finally, some expressions from Spain, using "el perro":

"Perro ladrador, poco mordedor"
Itmeans: "Dog that barks a lot, does not bits much"

Another one:
"A perro flaco, todo son pulgas"
Literally, it means: "All a thin dog has is fleas". I found an equivalent: "when it rains it pours"

And the third and last one for now:
" Dame pan y llámame perro ". "Give me some bread and call me "dog"

Do you think there are equivalent sayings or expressions in your language?

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VinceSummers wrote on December 30, 2017, 5:56 PM

Each language has its own sayings, of course. We do have the saying "His bark is worse than his bite."

MegL wrote on December 31, 2017, 11:22 AM

"A perro flaco, todo son pulgas" I found a translation for this as "It doesn't matter what you call me as long as you feed me". My mother in law used to say "I don't care what you call me, as long as it's not too early in the morning". This is a different play on the word "call". In English, to "call" can be used for "naming" something and can also be used to "wake someone up".
Could you provide the FULL credit for your picture please, not just Pixabay but the full url of where the picture was found. Thanks

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lookatdesktop wrote on January 1, 2018, 3:57 PM

I only am familiar with English, but as for Spanish, there are thousands or Spanish speaking people in Dallas. The only thing I know is how to count to ten and a few words like Amigo and Buenos dias. and a few other things. The one thing said in Spanish is old gringo. LOL

Last Edited: January 1, 2018, 3:58 PM