We started a game in our speaking sessions this week. It was about animals, animal expressions –> animal idioms. Each student had to look for an animal idiom and look for the corresponding expression in Spanish or vice versa.

Here you are mine:

Andar como perros y gatos –> fight like cats and dogs.
Ser perro viejo –> to be a wise old owl.
Ser un pez gordo –> to be a big shot.
Buscarle tres pies al gato –> looking for trouble.
Pensar en las musarañas –> daydream.
Cria cuervos y te sacarán los ojos –> You reap what you sow.


Now some useful links where you can find lots and lots of animal idioms. Have a look at them and we will put them in practise in class.

Animal Idioms: animal idioms classified into animals, with definitions and examples, and quiz.

Animal Idioms: a chart of idioms, definitions, examples and quiz.

Animal Idioms and Expressions A-Z

Quiz: choose the correct meaning for the animal idiom.

English- Spanish animal idioms: an interesting blog with comments on English- Spanish animal idioms.

English- Spanish animal idioms: some translations of horsing animal idioms.

A funny way to study animal idioms just like From Lost to the River