Odd Spanish Expressions: “Tomar el Pelo”

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spanish expressions tomar el pelo
Literally translated “tomar el pelo” means ‘to take the hair’. This expression is often used when people are joking around with each other. If you believe someone is trying to fool you or trick you in a funny way you would say ‘Me estás tomando el pelo’. It is similar to the english expression “pulling my/your leg” or “you’re joking right?”. So if a friend tells you he won €10 million, you might use this expression.


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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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  • My mom was from Oklahoma and she would sometimes use the phrase “You’re drinking my hair”


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