White and Black

Blanco y Negro

There are many standard expressions in Spanish and English that are exactly the same but reversed. Here are some of them:

tarde o temprano, sooner or later (lit: later or sooner)
sano y salvosafe and sound (lit: sound and safe)
tenedor y cuchillo, knife and fork  (lit: fork and knife)
vivo o muerto, dead or alive
de pies a cabeza, from head to foot, from head to toe
ir y venir, come and go
toga y birrete, cap and gown (graduation outfit)
arroz con pollo, chicken with rice
agua y aceite, oil and water
blanco y negro, black and white
perros y gatos, cats and dogs



Originally published on 20061003. Updated on 20070320. Latest update 20210328. (spanishNY.com) top

What do you think?

Written by Admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

El Hombre Araña

El cumpleaños