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Encyclopedia > Spanish proverbs

In Spanish language, the native, popular proverbs receive the name of refranes or dichos. Most of them are humorous. The first anthology of them, with the title of "Proverbs that old women tell around the fire" (in Spanish, Proverbios que dicen las viejas tras el fuego) was made by the writer Marqués de Santillana (Íñigo López de Mendoza in the 15th century. Sancho Panza, one of characters of the Don Quijote, spouts proverbs for any occasion.

A list of Spanish proverbs can be found at Wikiquote:Spanish proverbs.

External links

  • Spanish Proverbs (http://www.spainalive.com/spain/language/articulos/articulo8/index.jsp?nombre=GenProverbs.html)



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