Water Sayings

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Water Sayings
Water is Life: El Agua es la Vida
Tell Me a Story, K-4
Water Sayings
Popular Water Sayings
When it rains it pours.
Sink or swim.
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Raining cats and dogs.
Like a duck to water.
Down the drain.
The tip of the iceberg.
Feeling swamped.
Madder than a wet hen.
It’s all water under the bridge.
It’s a drop in the bucket.
Get your feet wet.
Refranes: Southwestern Spanish Proverbs
From Cobos, Ruben. Refranes: Southwestern Spanish Proverbs. New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1985.
Spanish
Agua ida no recogida.
English translation
The water that’s gone cannot be retrieved.
In other words
What’s done cannot
be undone
Agua revuelta ganancia de
pescadores.
Muddy waters are the fisherman’s boon.
People often take
advantage of a
situation in turmoil.
Guardate de hombre que no Beware a quiet man and a silent dog.
habla y de perro que no
ladra.
Still waters run deep.
Guardate del agua mansa.
Still waters run deep.
Beware of still waters.
Pal enfermo que es de vida, The patient who is to live will get well
‘l agua le es medicina.
with water.
A strong constitution
is one’s best
medicine.
Se lleva el asno al agua pero You can lead an ass to water but you
no lo hacen beber.
can’t make him drink.
You can lead a horse
to water but you can’t
make him drink.
Agua que no has de beber,
dejala corer.
Don’t be a dog in the
manger.
Water that you’re not going to drink, let
run.
New Mexico History Resource Framework
Regional Educational Technology Assistance Program at NMSU
Water is Life: El Agua es la Vida
New Mexico History Resource Framework
Regional Educational Technology Assistance Program at NMSU
Tell Me a Story, K-4

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