Spanish idioms are essential to understanding and communicating with native speakers. Because Spanish is spoken in so many different countries, extra care is required when learning idioms. Make sure to pay attention to who is saying what under what circumstances before you attempt to use anything but the most common expression. Browse below to take a look at just how many different ways you can express yourself in Spanish.
what a situation; what a mess
what a shame; what a pity
what's up; what's going on (lit.: what wave, and used as a question; n.b.: most common in Mexico)
qué sé yo
whatever, and so on (lit.: what I know, as if I know)
que te mueres
fantastic; great; to die for
look good on; fit well; suit
mean; want to say
quitar el sombrero hasta alg.
doff one’s hat to; take one’s hat of (in recognition of admiration)