No todo lo que brilla es oro

by woodward on May 31, 2010

No todo lo que brilla es oro

Significa: Algo (o una situación) puede parecer perfecto y bonito pero esa perfección es sólo apariencia y la realidad podría ser distinta y no tan bonita.

In Spain they say “No es oro todo lo que reluce.”

Vocabulary

todo = all
el oro = gold
brillar = to shine/glitter/sparkle
relucir = brillar

The English version of this is: “No all that glitters is gold.”

Means: Some things are not what they appear to be. Something may appear perfect and beautiful but that perfection is only appearance and the reality may be different and not so beautiful.

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