What Cuando Se Cierra Una Puerta, Se Abre Una Ventana Means In Spanish

Have you ever heard the Spanish idiom starting with “cuando se cierra una puerta…“?

Cuando se cierra una puerta, se abre una ventana” is the complete form of this lovely idiomatic expression you might know.

As for many others, we need a bit of imagination to understand the hidden meaning, but this is why idioms are so incredible!

Going beyond their literal meaning stimulates our brain and takes us further, deep into the Spanish culture.

Can you guess the meaning of this idiom?

Literally, it means “when a door closes, a window opens”, which is similar to the English idiom “when one door closes, another opens”,

In Spanish, by using this expression, we mean that if you fail in something you will have other opportunities, therefore it’s a sentence used to encourage someone who did not succeed.

So even from a bad situation something good can come!

Here you can read some examples!

Siempre es importante recordar que cuando se cierra una puerta, se abre una ventana.It’s always important to remember that when one door closes, another opens.
Estoy seguro que pronto encontrarás un trajabo mejor. Siempre cuando se cierra una puerta, se abre una ventana.I’m sure that you will find a better job soon. When one door closes, another always opens.
No perder la esperanza: dicen que cuando se cierra una puerta, se abre una ventana.Don’t lose hope: people say that when one door closes, another opens.

It’s time to use this idiom: make as many examples as you can!

It’s not hard to think of a time when you reassured someone who was in a really bad situation or failed in something important saying that something good would come!

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