Spanish Phrase Friday — Agua pasada no mueve molino

Just like in English, Spanish has common phrases that are used in everyday speech. It can be a HUGE help to just learn some of these because they can keep you engaged in a conversation where you might have gotten lost otherwise. Spanish phrases like these are also a lot of fun to say! If you are interested in reviewing other vocabulary, check out the free Read to Speak Spanish videos.


Read to Speak Spanish Phrases — Agua pasada no mueve molino

Read to Speak Spanish Phrases — Agua pasada no mueve molino

Spanish Saying

Agua pasada no mueve molino.
Water under the bridge.
Literally: Water that has passed doesn't move the mill. 

Did you know?

Perhaps the most famous scene in Don Quixote involves a different kind of molino — A windmill. Mistaking them for giants, he rides his faithful steed into combat and gets knocked off his horse and his lance is shattered to pieces by a windmill, which is turning from a gust of wind. It is one of the funniest scenes in all of Spanish (and Western) literature.