Cuando el río suena, agua lleva

“Cuando el río suena, agua lleva” comes from Spanish culture. There’s also another version of the same proverb, that is “cuando el río suena, piedras trae”, but in English the translation is always the same: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”.

This proverb means that rumors can be founded sometimes, and so you have to be careful. In other words, it tells us that every sign can prospect a real fact; in a more popular sense, it asserts that whenever you speak specifically about someone, that’s why because there’s something real, and not just for invention or myth.

Other Proverbs

Hacia la Virgen de El Pilar comienza el tiempo a cambiar.
Nunca es tarde si la dicha es buena. / Better later than never.
Atar los perros con longanizas / To tie the dogs with sausages
Cuando fuiste martillo no tuviste clemencia, ahora que es yunque, ten paciencia.

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