Comer un trozo de tarta es más fácil que coser y cantar
One of my favourite Spanish expressions is one that’s used to describe something that’s “supposedly” easy.
I say “supposedly” because I find neither coser nor cantar easy to do… not well, anyway (and my wife can attest to that)!
What I find easier to do, or more specifically to consume, is the English equivalent: a piece of cake.
When something is a piece of cake, it means it’s extremely easy to do.
🍰 John’s been a professional marathon runner for the past 12 years and the 10km walk today was a piece of cake for him.
Now, whether this means to bake it or to eat it, I’m not sure. But I know devouring a piece of cake is certainly much easier than sewing or singing!
In fact, that’s not the only food-related expression we have to indicate something is easy. You could also say: easy as pie.
🥧 The exam this morning was easy as pie and I expect to ace it with flying colours.
Alternatively, you could also use:
👉🏻 A walk in the park
👉🏻 A breeze
👉🏻 Smooth/plain sailing
So, how many of you find sewing and singing easy? Let me know in the comments! 😉
I hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 15 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.