Colombian Saying: Barriga llena, corazón contento

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This week in one of our Spanish classes we talked about what makes us happy and found a very clever Colombian saying.

“Barriga llena, Corazón contento” which translates as: full tummy, happy heart.

But what does that mean? Is it just about food? We certainly don’t think that way. We think “Barriga llena, Corazón contento” means everything looks different when you have fulfilled all your basic needs, like food, shelter, health and you feel O.K. about life and any problems you may have.

What do you think? Knowing you have food for you and you family makes you feel good about life? Please leave us your comments.

Check the pronunciation here: