Spanish Love Proverbs


The following is a list of our favorite old-time Spanish love proverbs, we hope you find some advice about love while you read them. 

  • Chancla que yo tiro, no la vuelvo a levantar. – If I throw my sandal, I am never picking it up. 

Meaning/Usage: Once I let you go, I will never want you back.

  • Frente al amor y la muerte no sirve de nada ser fuerte. – Face love head on because death has no strength. 

Meaning/Usage: Fight for love with your whole might. 

  •  Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr. – Water that isn’t drinkable, let it run. 

Meaning/Usage:  If it’s not working, let it go.

  • Amor loco, yo por tí y tú por otro. – Crazy love, I for you and you for another. 

Meaning/Usage:  It’s crazy to love someone who doesn’t love you, but loves another instead. 

  • Amor de niño, agua en cestillo. – Love of child, water in basket.

Meaning/Usage:  Young love is fickle.