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I am no gold coin to be liked by all – Mexican proverb

Main Piece: “No soy monedita de oro para caerle bien a todos.” Transliteration: No am small coin of gold to fall good to all Translation: I am no gold coin to be liked by all Background: Informant Nationality: Mexican Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Language: Spanish Context and Analysis: My informant is a 49-year-old male. He claims… Continue Reading »

Flourishing despite circumstance – Mexican Proverb

Main Piece: “El que es perico donde quiera es verde.” Transliteration: The one that is a parrot wherever he wants is green. Translation: Someone that is bright will flourish despite any circumstance he might find himself in. Background: Informant Nationality: Mexican Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Language: Spanish  Context and Analysis: I asked my Informant, a 74-year-old… Continue Reading »

Getting too caught up with yourself can cause confusion – Mexican Proverb

Main Piece: “No te subas al ladrillo que te mareas” Transliteration: Don’t get on the brick because you will get dizzy  Translation: Getting too caught up with yourself can cause confusion Background: Informant Nationality: Mexican Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Language: Spanish Context and Analysis: I asked my informant, a 17-year-old female when she first heard this… Continue Reading »