A PORTRAIT OF THE AVERAGE SPANIARD
The average Spaniard sleeps like a log, eats like a horse and has got eyes like a hawk,
but leads a dog’s 1ife. In order to be able to take the rough with the smooth, he has
to be as cunning as a fox. Though love, which is often his hobbyhorse, can make
him walk on air, happy as a lark, he doesn‘t like to be taken for a sucker, or be led
up the garden path. So, if the «birds» stand him up too often, especially when it is
cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, he soon gets hot under the collar,
and far from beating about the bush, he will take the bull by the horns, because, if he
sometimes plays dumb to get what he wants, he’s nobody’s fool. He may get as sick
as a dog, with a hell of a fever, but he will manage to keep a stiff upper lip, for if he
can talk his head off, he also knows how to remain, if need be, as quiet as a tomb.
Admit he’s a queer fi sh.
Dare you translate this 'Portrait' into Spanish?
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