Odd Spanish Expressions: No Ver Tres en un Burro!

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spanisb expressions No Ver Tres en un Burro
As usual, this Spanish saying is not used for its direct translation, which is “can’t see three (people) on a donkey”. This expression is used to explain that you, or someone else has terrible eyesight. It is very similar to the english expression “blind as a bat”. The saying comes from the very old and rural method of testing a persons eyesight. The patient would be shown various drawings and would be required to describe what they see! If you wear glasses, you can say “Sin gafas no veo tres en un burro” (Without my glasses I can’t even see 3 people on a donkey!).


Your friendly neighbourhood travel guide,

– Leahxx


Leah has been living in and exploring Madrid since 2013 when she moved to the city for a simple summer abroad. After falling in love with Madrid, she started the Citylife Blog in 2014 with the goal to share everything there is to know about her favourite place on earth! In her spare time you will find Leah at some of Madrid's many museums and cultural exhibitions.

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