hacer el Miliki*

* to do the Miliki

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

Miliki was a famous Spanish clown in the last decades of the 20th century. The expression is used when someone does something dumb or acts like a clown.

''¡Bájate de esa silla y deja de hacer el Miliki!''

''Get down of that chair and stop doing the Miliki!''


Confirmed by 3 people




ser más tonto que una piedra*

* to be dumber than a stone

Spanish Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used when a person does something silly or behaves in a stupid way.

''¿Cómo se te han podido olvidar las llaves otra vez? ¡Eres más tonto que una piedra!''

''How could you forget your keys again? You're dumber than a stone!''


Confirmed by 4 people




ser más lento que una tortuga*

* to be slower than a turtle

Spanish Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used when a person does everything in a really slow way.

''Como no aceleres, no llegamos. ¡Eres más lento que una tortuga!''

''If you don't speed up, we will be late. You're slower than a turtle!''


Confirmed by 6 people




estar como un pulpo en un garaje*

* to be like an octopus in a garage

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

To be lost, also in a figurative way.

''Anoche en tu fiesta estuve como un pulpo en un garaje.''

''Last night at your party I was like an octopus in a garage.''


Confirmed by 3 people




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hasta luego, Maricarmen*

* see you later, Maricarmen

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

A colloquial way to say goodbye.

Note: This expression was popularized by a Spanish TV show and it's used when you don't want to see the other person again.

"Uff, me voy a casa que se me hace tarde. Hasta luego, Maricarmen."

"Uff, I'll go home because it's getting late. See you later, Maricarmen."


Confirmed by 3 people




tirar fichas*

* to throw tokens

Spanish Spain

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

Used to say that someone is trying to seduce another person.

"¡Parece un casino de todas la fichas que tira!"

"He looks like a casino for all the tokens he throws!"


Confirmed by 3 people




tirarse a alguien*

* to throw someone

Spanish Spain

Slang USED Frequently BY Teens

Informal way of saying 'to have sexual relations' with someone.

"¿Entonces te le tiraste?"

"So you have throw him?"


Confirmed by 5 people




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llover a cántaros*

* it's raining pitchers

Spanish Spain

Idiom USED Frequently BY Adults

This idiom is used when it is raining a lot.

"¡Llueve a cántaros!"

"It's raining pitchers!"


Confirmed by 5 people




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como quien oye llover*

* like who hears rain

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

The expression is used by the person who is talking when someone is not listening to them.

"No me escucha cuando hablo, es como quien oye llover."

"He don't listen to me when I'm talking, it's like who hears rain."


Confirmed by 3 people




¡Ostras!*

* Oysters!

Spanish Spain

Interjection USED Frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) Used when something is surprising. Like "damn!".

"Mi trabajo me despidió hoy." "¡Ostras!"

"I got fired today." "Oysters!"


Confirmed by 4 people




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está lloviendo a mares*

* it is raining seas

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It is raining heavily.

"Voy a la tienda." "Asegúrate de llevar un paraguas, está lloviendo a mares."

"I'm going to the corner shop." "Make sure you take an umbrella, it is raining seas."


Confirmed by 4 people




no es moco de pavo*

* it’s not turkey snot

Spanish | European Spanish Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Something that is not easy to perform.

"Acabo de correr 30 kilómetros, que no es moco de pavo."

"I’ve just run 30k, which is no turkey snot."


Confirmed by 5 people




en pelotas*

* in balls

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

With one's testicles out, i.e. naked.

"Abrígate, que viene la vecina. Que no te pille en pelotas."

"Cover up, the neighbor is coming. She better not see you in balls."


Confirmed by 6 people