Mexican Proverbs

Mexican Proverbs

by Arturo Medina
     
 
Written in Spanish and English, this book presents hundreds of wise old sayings relative to faith and religion, animals, relationships and family, adversity, and other topics.
Author Arturo Medina, born and raised in Mexico City, provides both English and Spanish translations of the proverbs with brief explanations.
The proverbs are accompanied by photographs of

Overview

Written in Spanish and English, this book presents hundreds of wise old sayings relative to faith and religion, animals, relationships and family, adversity, and other topics.
Author Arturo Medina, born and raised in Mexico City, provides both English and Spanish translations of the proverbs with brief explanations.
The proverbs are accompanied by photographs of Mexican crafts, folk art, and architecture, chosen to show the visual traditions that parallel the rich oral traditions represented in this book.
Some examples:
Los Dichos de los viejitos son Evangelios chiquitos.
Old people's sayings are tiny fragments of the gospel.
Dios aprieta pero no ahorca.
God may squeeze you tightly, but he does not strangle you.
Hazte miel, y te comerán las moscas.
Turn yourself into honey, and you will be eaten by flies.
No hay quince años feos ni viuda rica despreciable.
There is no ugly debutante nor despicable rich widow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932043693
Publisher:
Penfield Books
Publication date:
08/26/2011
Pages:
94
Sales rank:
1,208,020
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Arturo Medina was born and raised in Mexico City. He got his professional chemical engineering degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. A Jesuit school, Ibero gave him the humanistic education that has been extremely important for his life. He met his wife Susana in college. Together, they have four wonderful children. He enjoys studying Eastern philosophies, reading classical literature, history, and philosophy. He enjoys the outdoors, cooking, photography, and German shepherds.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >