No me importa un pito   
I don't care a whistle 
I don't care at all

Me importa tres pepinos   
I care three cucumbers 
I don't care at all

Me sacaron el higado
They took my liver out 
I worked like a slave

Me sacaron el kilo   
They took the penny out of me 
I worked like a slave
Le pusistes la tapa al pomo   
You put the lid on the jar 
You really messed up this time!

Tu no pintas nada   
You don't paint anything 
This doesn't concern you
Estas comiendo de lo que pica el pollo   
You are eating what the chicken nibble 
You're wasting your time in foolish things

Estas acabando   
You are finishing 
You're a big success

Te la comiste!   
You ate it! 
You did it great!

Te estas metiendo en  camisa de once varas   
You are getting into an eleven yard shirt 
You're getting into big trouble

Eramos pocos y pario   Catana 
We were few and Catana gave birth
There were a lot of people here, and then more showed up

Es un arroz con mango   
It is a rice with mango 
It's a very complicated thing
No tiene dos dedos de frente   
He/She doesn't have two fingers of forehead 
He/she has no intelligence at all

Para luego es tarde 
For later, it's late 
Don't wait, let's do it now
Nos dejastes plantados   
You left us planted 
You stood us up

Me embarcaste   
You shipped me off 
You stood us up

Es la pata del diablo 
He/she is the leg of the devil 
Likes to play pranks

Este huevo quiere sal   
This egg wants salt 
What does he/she wants?

Que pesao me cae!   
He falls so thick on me! 
I cannot stand him!

Camaron que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente   
Shrimps that falls asleep, current that takes it away 
Wake up or you are going to loose your opportunities

Me voy a hacer el de la vista gorda   
I'm going to do the one with the fat sight
I'm going to ignore that

El no dispara un chicharo   
He doesn't shoot a pea 
He doesn't do any work

Hay gato encerrado   
There's a cat locked up 
There is something hidden here
Tire  la casa por la ventana   
He/she threw the house out the window
He/she pulled all the stops

El horno no esta para galleticas   
The oven is not for cookies
It's not the right moment for that

Te pusistes para tu numero   
You put yourself to your number 
You got on the ball
Por si las moscas   
For if the flies 
Just in case

Juntos pero no revueltos   
Together but not scrambled 
Although we are together on this, there is a big difference between us

Perro que ladra no muerde   
Dog that barks, doesn't bite 
Too many words but no action

Tira la piedra y esconde la mano   
Throws the stone, and hides the hand 
He/she knows how to do things without being discovered

Una tempestad en un vaso de agua   
A tempest in a glass of water
A storm in a teacup

Le cayo comeijn   
Termites are falling on him/her 
He/She became nuts
Le faltan unos cuantos tornillos   
He/she is missing few screws
He/she is nuts

Le zumba el merequeten   
It heaves the merequeten 
It blows our minds

Comiendose un cable   
Eating a cable  
Going thru difficult times

Se tiraron p'al medio de la calle   
They threw themselves into the middle of the street
They went all out

Caminan con los codos   
They walk with their elbows 
They're cheapskates
Pedro canta el manicero
Pedro sang the peanut vendor
Peter died

El se da lija   
He sand papers himself 
He is a narcissist

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