Spanish Phrase Friday — Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo

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 high frequency vocabulary, check out the free Read to Speak Spanish videos.

más sabe el diablo

Spanish Saying

Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.
The devil knows more because he's hold than because he's a devil. 

Meaning behind the saying

This phrase implies that you become smarter as you age because you learn a lot from having more life experiences.

Do you think this is true? Share this post with a friend who has had a little more life experience than you!