First Spanish Reader





To a good hunger (i.e., appetite), no bread is hard. (When hungry one does not mind if the bread is hard. No crust is stale if a man is starving.)

Many cooks spoil the stew. (Many cooks spoil the broth.)

Swollen river, big profits for fishermen. (It is good fishing in troubled waters.)

The right time to dine is: for the rich man, when he is hungry; and for the poor, when he has something to eat.

Guests and fish stink on the third day.