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Spanish version for "when life gives you lemons..."

There is an English saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. According to the Wikipedia, it is said "to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or ...
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¿Existe algún proverbio similar a "The wish is father to the thought" en español?

"The wish is father to the thought" es una referencia shakesperiana. Se refiere a que rápidamente creemos, o nos convencemos, de aquello que deseamos. He estado intentando buscar alguna expresión ...
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¿Qué diferencia hay entre locución, frase hecha, refrán y proverbio?

Leía hace poco un manual de catalán en el que se destacaba la diferencia entre estos tres grupos gramaticales: La locución es una parte de la oración que substituye un nombre, un adjetivo, un ...
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Does "Ocaña" mean something in Spanish and more specifically, what does it mean to be the "Ocaña de España?"

I saw this phrase "Ocaña de España" in the following article: "El rótulo de ‘El Hormiguero’ sobre Aitana que ha sido aplaudido en redes sociales," — OK Diario If you can't link to ...
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Translation of "Birds of a feather flock together" to Spanish

I'm curious to know what the translation would be for this quote: Birds of a feather flock together. I'm looking specifically for the translation that holds value and significance rather than a ...
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¿Qué significa este proverbio? "Yo dueña y vos doncella, ¿quién barrerá la casa?"

¿A qué se refiere este proverbio? Yo dueña y vos doncella, ¿quién barrerá la casa?
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splitting a proverb/refrain

In English, we regularly split proverbs or refrains, at least in Ireland. What I mean by this is: Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. Or A bird in the hand, it is often said is worth two in ...
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