๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅ›Hilarious expressions with milk in Spanish!

learn spanish online Mar 10, 2022

Looking to sound like a true Spaniard? Then learning some colloquial expressions will definitely help you get there.

And today I’m bringing you some of the funniest ones… to do with milk!! 

Yes, I know it’s a bit odd, but us Spaniards seem to be obsessed with milk and the word “leche” means much more than just milk in Spain. In fact, there's a whole range of milk-related phrases that are commonly used every day with very different meanings!

Let’s look at 4 of the most used ones:

Ser la leche

"To be the milk! (Both to express positive and negative feelings)

    • Ana es la leche, acaba de montar su propia empresa (Ana is amazing, she’s just launched her own business)
    • Mi hermano es la leche, ha llegado tardísimo y ha perdido el avión (My brother is a pain, he arrived really late and missed the plane)

Tener mala leche

 “To have bad milk”- To be bad tempered

    • Madre mía, ¡qué mala leche tiene Lucía! - (Goodness, Lucía is so bad-tempered!)

A toda leche

“At full milk” - Very quickly

    • Mario tenía prisa y se fue a toda leche - (Mario was in a rush and left very quickly)

 And last, but not least and certainly one of the most graphic and surprising ones…

Cagarse en la leche

Literally “to sh*t in the milk!!! This phrase is used VERY frequently to express anger,frustration or disappointment, the same way that English speakers would say “sh*t”!

  • ¡Me cago en la leche! El electricista no ha hecho bien la instalación - (Sh*t! The electrician hasn’t done the installation properly.) 

๐Ÿ‘‰What's your favourite? Mine is definitely the last one ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 

Try to spot them when someone uses any of these and have some fun with them!

Feliz día,


More Resources:

1. Helpful phrases while on the phone

2. For everyday situations

3. Expressions when you have a cold

4. Expressions with "vuelta"

5. Expressions for hot weather

6. 13 expressions with tener

7. Cool Spanish expressions

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