Expresiones con animales en español

Expresiones con animales en español

¡Hola de nuevo!. En esta entrada vas a aprender animales y expresiones con animales en español. Sí, en español, al igual que en otros idiomas, es común usar nombres de animales para crear expresiones. Seguro que ya conoces alguna de estas expresiones, pero también aprenderás otras nuevas para ampliar tu destreza oral y poder ponerlas en práctica, como un auténtico nativo.


  • A otra cosa mariposa: Esta expresión se usa cuando queremos cambiar de una cosa que estamos haciendo o hablando a otra diferente.

  Ejemplo: ¿Ya has terminado de trabajar hoy? Pues a otra cosa mariposa.

  • Tener mariposas en el estómago: Usamos esta expresión para explicar que tenemos una sensación como cosquillas en el estómago. Esta sensación se siente normalmente cuando estamos enamorados.

Ejemplo: Juan es un hombre muy especial. Tengo mariposas en el estómago cada vez que lo veo… Creo que me estoy enamorando. 

  • No ver tres en un burro:  Decimos que una persona no ve tres en un burro cuando no ve bien.

Ejemplo: ¿No encuentras las llaves?. Pero si las tienes ahí a tu lado. ¡No ves tres en un burro!

  • Tener una vista de águila / de lince: Por el contrario, cuando una persona tiene muy buena vista, decimos que tiene una vista de águila o lince.

Ejemplo: ¿En serio?. ¿Cómo puedes leer aquel cartel?. ¡Tienes una vista de águila!


  • Repetir como un loro: Decimos que una persona repite como un loro cuando dice las mismas palabras que otra persona acaba de decir.

Ejemplo: No tienes que repetir como un loro, puedes dar tus propias ideas. 

  • Hacer un día de perros: Decimos esta expresión cuando el clima es muy malo.

Ejemplo: Hoy no iré al parque a caminar, hace un día de perros.

  • Llevarse como el perro y el gato: Cuando dos personas no tienen buena relación.

Ejemplo: Pedro y Mario se llevan como el perro y el gato, discuten mucho en la oficina.

  • Haber cuatro gatos:  Cuando vamos a una actividad o a un evento y no hay mucha gente

Ejemplo: ¡Qué pena!. El concierto de ayer estuvo genial, pero solo había cuatro gatos.

  • Moverse como pez en el agua:  Podemos usar esta expresión cuando una persona hace una actividad con naturalidad, no está estresada y se ve que disfruta.

Ejemplo: Me encanta cómo da las clases esta profesora, se mueve como pez en el agua cuando explica.

  • Estar el pescado vendido:  Cuando hay situación complicada y no se puede solucionar por mucho que se intente una y otra vez. No hay nada más que hacer.

Ejemplo: Uff, se me ha quemado el pastel y no tengo tiempo para comprar uno, ya está todo el pescado vendido, no tendremos postre esta noche. 

¿Conocías todas las expresiones? Ahora a ponerlas en práctica cuando hables o escribas en español. El uso de expresiones coloquiales añade naturalidad a tu discurso en español, así que no olvides usar alguna expresión nueva y sobre todo disfruta hablando español.

Recuerda que si aún no lo has hecho, puedes reservar una clase de prueba gratis conmigo. ¡Te espero!

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