"Con pan, queso y vino se hace el camino"
Many cultures share the almost mythical figure of a wandering, wise person. For the English it’s normally a knight-errant, for Americans it’s a lone horseman…and for the Spanish it could be a shepherd. In fact some of the sayings we use today are the result of shepherds’ sayings.
The phrase we give to you this month, “con pan, queso y vino se hace el camino” is one of them. It could mean several things: on the one hand that we can live our lives basically; on the other, that any project can be carried out if the basic elements are well supported. We imagine a shepherd managing the long walks thanks to his wineskin, his large loaf of bread and his cheese; basic things that are well done are great.
Other popular Spanish Sayings
- A la fuerza ahorcan
- De noche todos los gatos son pardos
- Lo bueno, si es breve, dos veces bueno
- "Ya que la casa se quema, calentémonos en ella"
- "The house of the soap-maker is a slippery place"
- "Santo era Pedro y negó a su maestro"
- "Aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada"
- "En Carnaval todo pasa, hasta los novios a las casas"