Latino Video Dichonary

Carrie does Dichos

So, remember how much fun the Dichos and palabras post was? Well, I got all inspired and did a video of some dichos I particularly liked. They’re about bacalao and cuchillos and culitos — colorful and funny like the cultura itself. I thought about doing it wearing a bata and some rolos, but I’m not so totally frita yet. Give me some time.

Now, I hope these Tiki Tiki videos are inspiring you to stand on your own porch with a Flip camera and tape yourself so you too can share in the Tiki Tiki. Join our YouTube group and show yourself. You know you want to. You’re as crazy as the rest of us. Te conosco bacalao…

You can find more Spanish dichos here and here.

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By Carrie on July 31, 2009 · Posted in headline, latest video post, videos

17 Comments | Post Comment

Rob says:

funny cuz. I remember those sayings.
suggestion: come up with those same “dichos” for that list of spanish sayings I asked you for…you know the ones………”tiene el mono suvido”, “le dio un timbanbu”, “duermete en el pum-pam-ping”……

p.s. you never sent me that list of spanish translationed words.

Posted on July 31st, 2009

Linda Sue says:

The girls and I just watched you and Maria says you were so funny you made her fart

Posted on July 31st, 2009

James at says:

LMAO!!!! I love it!!

Posted on July 31st, 2009

Liz says:

ROTFLMHO!!!! Te salio de maravilla!!!

Loved it!

Posted on July 31st, 2009

Tia Mirtha says:

That was great… “te la comiste”… otro dicho… LOL

Posted on July 31st, 2009

mario mandingo says:

My mom used to say:

“se acabo como la fiesta del watteau!” She said “el watteau” was a movie house or club in old Cuba where one day a bunch of Cuban country folk gathered and someone said something to someone and the next thing the whole place is in a massive fist fight. So when ever there was something bad happening it was, “se acabo como la fiesta del watteau!” I’ve heard other Cubans from Santiago De La Vegas where my parents are form saying that.

She used to also say, “cuando pasqua no cai en diciembre?” whenever I used to spill something or do something predictable. When doesn’t Christmas fall on December?


Posted on July 31st, 2009

Nidia Gralewski says:

Hi Carrie, we Cubans have so many dichos y refranes that I can think of 20 at this very moment. Here are some which popped into my head:

El que fue a Sevilla, perdio la silla, el que fue a Moron perdio el sillon.
El que esta p’a ti nadie te lo quita
Si cocinas como camina me como hasta la raspita
Salio volando como Matias Perez
La de atras viene vacia
Es como el perro del hortelano, que no come ni deja de comer
No hay mal que por bien no venga
La dicha de los feos los bonitos la desean
Cria fama y acuestate a dormir
A caballo regalao no se le mira el colmillo
Agua que no has de beber dejala correr
Hijo de gato caza raton
Gorda como un tamal mal envuelto
No te rebajes tanto que se te vea el fondillo
Dime con quien andas y te dire quien erea
Mas vale un pajaro en la mano que tres volando
Eramos muchos y pario Catana
A boca abierta oidos sordos
El que no tiene de negro tiene de carabali
Esta como me la receto el doctor
No hay mal que dure cien anyos ni cuerpo que lo resista

Posted on August 1st, 2009

Raul Ramos y Sanchez says:

Thanks for recording this, Carrie. I am sending the link to my hermana and mamita. They will LOVE it.

Posted on August 2nd, 2009

Matt R. says:

Carrie – you should become an actress! Too FUNNY!

Posted on August 2nd, 2009

Carrie says:

You are all too kind…even the farty commentator…and Matt, enough drama in my life. I prefer to act out my crazy only sometimes. xo

Posted on August 3rd, 2009

Ana Lilian says:

You´re too much! I agree with Matt…a la pantalla grande, chica!

Posted on August 5th, 2009

Cynthia says:

Love this site!

Posted on August 5th, 2009

Wendy V. says:

That was great! I loved it!

Posted on August 18th, 2009

Alvaro says:

I loved it and I think your fantastic .How’s coffee and conversation sound ? P.S. what does” hija de gato caza raton” mean?

Posted on April 11th, 2010

UrbanoTV: Laughing in Spanglish says:

[...] quickies on words and Spanish dichos by a funny woman named Mariela. (You guys know how much I love dichos!) There’s also a show called Cocotazos, which is all about how we’ve survived la [...]

Posted on August 26th, 2010

Angelina says:

Mira! I live in the Netherlands and there really aren’t enough Latinas to keep me updated, pero hija tu eres muy comica!! Gracias, I will continue to check it out!!

Posted on November 19th, 2010

Alexandra says:

Im having so much fun getting to know you, Carrie, through these archives.

You are very, very gifted with humor, insight, and a perfect sense of timing.
Alexandra´s last [fabulousness] ..Im Gonna Kill Him

Posted on May 27th, 2011