A otro perro con ese hueso!

“¡A otro perro con ese hueso!”- Spanish Idiom

How is the term Perro used in Spanish Slang?

And what does “¡A otro perro con ese hueso!” mean in English?

Perro literally means Dog in Spanish, but it has a lot of Slang uses. 

Slang Uses of Perro:

  1. Awesome – Que Perro – how awesome
  2. Difficult – Bien Perro – Really hard
  3. Ambitious in a sexual / career context: “Este guey es bien perro!” – This dude is really a go getter!”

A otro perro con ese hueso!

This expression “¡A otro perro con ese hueso!” directly translates as “To another dog with that bone!” – or “give that bone to another dog!”

This Spanish idiom is used to say “You can’t fool me”, or “Go tell that to somebody else.”

The English equivalent is “Tell it to the marines.”

Examples of “¡A otro perro con ese hueso!” being used :

A: Buenos días, señor, “Tengo el gusto de comunicarle que usted puede ser ganador de un millón de pesos.”

B: ¿Cómo?

A: Es muy sencillo. Cuando usted compre este magnífico juego de enciclopedias, incluimos su nombre en nuestro gran sorteo para ganar un millón de pesos. Sólo tiene que firmar…

B:¡A otro perro con ese hueso! No me va a engañar con ese truco. No necesito enciclopedias. Buenos días

For more Spanish Idioms check out our Spanish Language Blog Posts
What is an idiomatic expression anyway?
It is a phrase that, when translated directly, doesn’t make sense in another language. For example “this project is coming down to the wire.” Translated into another language directly that would make no sense. This example comes from TV shows where people have a timer running and they have to cut the correct wire on the bomb. These expressions take on a new meaning for us. “down to the wire” means “last minute.” By contrast, “last minute” is not an idiomatic expression – if you translate it directly into a foreign language it will make perfect sense,”down to the wire” will not. Every language has idiomatic expressions, and some may argue that these are the expressions that REALLY make the language unique. Just memorizing vocabulary will not help you to learn these, you need to learn all of the idiomatic expressions.





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