like father, like son

Submitted by runafes on Fri, 28/12/2012 - 20:04

Idiomatic translations of "like father, like son"

Arabic
الابن سر أبيه
Arabic
أقلب القدرة على فمها تطلع البنت لأمها
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Arabic
من شابه أباه فما ظلم
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Arabic
ماشابه اباه فما ظلم
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Armenian
Պտուղը ծառից հեռու չի ընկնում.
Azerbaijani
Anasına bax, qızını al
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Bulgarian
крушата не пада далеч от дънера
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Bulgarian #1, #2, English
Bulgarian
Крушата не пада по-далеч от дървото
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Bulgarian
какъвто бащата - такъв и синът
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Chinese
有其父必有其子
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Chinese
虎父無犬子
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Chinese
龍生龍,鳳生鳳,老鼠的兒子會打洞。
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Croatian
Jabuka ne pada daleko od stabla.
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Czech
jablko nepadá daleko od stromu
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Danish
Æblet falder ikke langt fra træet
Danish
Som far, sådan søn
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Dutch
De appel valt niet ver van de boom
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Dutch
Zo vader, zo zoon.
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English
a wise goose never lays a tame egg
English
a chip off the old block
English
The Apple does not fall far from the tree
English
Eagles do not breed doves
Finnish
Minkälainen isä, sen lainen poikakin.
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Finnish
Ei omena kauas puusta putoa.
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French
Tel père, tel fils
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German
Wie der Vater so der Sohn.
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German
Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm.
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Greek
Κατά μάνα κατά κύρη (κάνανε και γιο ζαφείρι / κατά γιο και θυγατέρα)
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Greek
Το μήλο κάτω απ΄τη μηλιά θα πέσει
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Greek
Το μήλο κάτω από την μηλιά θα πέσει
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Greek (Ancient)
Κακού κοράκος κακόν ωόν
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Hebrew
תפוח לא נופל רחוק מהעץ
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Hindi
जैसा बाप वैसा बेटा
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Hindi
शेर का बच्चा शेर होता है ।
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Hungarian
Az alma nem esik messze a fájától
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Indonesian
Buah jatuh tidak jauh dari pohonnya
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Italian
Tale padre, tale figlio
Italian
La mela non cade lontana dall'albero
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Japanese
この親[父]にしてこの子あり
Japanese
蛙の子は蛙
Japanese
親が親なら子も子
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Japanese
この父ありてここにこの子あり
Kazakh
Алма алма ағашынан алысқа құламайды
Korean
부전자전
Kurdish (Sorani)
چی بچینیت ئەوە ئەدووریتەوە
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Kyrgyz
Alma sabağınan artık tüşpöyt
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Latin
Talis pater, talis filius
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Lithuanian
Obuoliai obelį seka.
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Lithuanian
Koks medis, toks ir vaisius.
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Persian
ميوه پاي درختش ميوفته!!
Persian
مادر رو بپسند دخترش رو بگیر
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Persian
مادر رو ببين دختر رو بگير!!!
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Polish
Niedaleko pada jabłko od jabłoni.
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Polish
Jaki pan, taki kram.
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English #1, #2
Polish
Jaka jabłoń, takie jabłko.
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Portuguese
Tal pai, tal filho.
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Portuguese
Quem sai aos seus, não degenera
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Portuguese
Filho de peixe, peixinho é
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Portuguese #1, #2
Romanian
Ce naște din pisică șoareci mănâncă
Romanian
Așchia nu sare departe de trunchi
Romanian
Aşa tată, aşa fiu
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Russian
Яблоко от яблони недалеко падает
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Russian #1, #2
Russian
Каков поп таков приход
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Serbian
Kakav otac, takav sin/Drvo ne pada daleko od klada
Slovenian
Jabolko ne pade daleč od drevesa
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Spanish
Cual cuervo, tal su huevo.
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Swedish
Äpplet faller inte långt från trädet
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Turkish
Armut dibine düşer
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Turkish
anasına bak, kızını al
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Albanian, English #1, #2, Serbian
Ukrainian
Яке коріння, таке й насіння
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Vietnamese
Cha nào, con nấy
Zapotec
Stica' yága, ngueca bandadi'

Meanings of "like father, like son"

Croatian

Kakav otac, takav sin. Kada dijete ima isti stav/karakter/način života kao i njegov otac.

Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy on Sun, 09/12/2018 - 19:08
Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy
Danish

Når en søn er ligesom hans far.

Explained by SafyraSafyra on Sat, 10/02/2018 - 06:16
Explained by SafyraSafyra
English

Fathers and sons resemble each other, and sons tend to do what their fathers did before them.

Explained by runafesrunafes on Fri, 28/12/2012 - 20:04
Explained by runafesrunafes

I've tried to add an equivalent at least 14 times, and the buttons don't work,

An equivalent expression is "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

- BuenSabor 7 years ago
Filipino/Tagalog

Katulad ng ama ang kanyang anak na lalaki sa isang aspeto tulad ng sa ugali o sa mga gawa.

Explained by hariboneagle927hariboneagle927 on Thu, 03/01/2013 - 16:27
Explained by hariboneagle927hariboneagle927
Greek

Το μήλο θα πέσει κάτω απ' τη μηλιά

Explained by Guest on Thu, 07/12/2017 - 22:17
Explained by Guest
Greek

"Κατά μάνα, κατά κύρη" - για τα παιδιά που υιοθετούν τη συμπεριφορά και τους τρόπους των γονιών τους.

Explained by Afroditi DimitriouAfroditi Dimitriou on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:17
Explained by Afroditi DimitriouAfroditi Dimitriou
Italian

Tradotto testualmente: Tale padre, tale figlio.
Il significato di questo idioma è che il figlio ha ripreso caratteristiche (positive o negative) del padre.

Explained by halcyonlorehalcyonlore on Sat, 16/06/2018 - 17:24
Explained by halcyonlorehalcyonlore
Romanian

Asa tata, asa fiu

Explained by AryCrissAryCriss on Fri, 31/03/2017 - 17:39
Explained by AryCrissAryCriss
Russian

Яблоко от яблони недалеко падает

Explained by renozrenoz on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 17:55
Explained by renozrenoz
Slovenian

Jabolko ne pade daleč od drevesa

Explained by Roland TischerRoland Tischer on Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:51
Explained by Roland TischerRoland Tischer
Turkish

babalar oğullarına benzer ya hani onun gibi bir şey anasına bak kızını al mantığı

Explained by ogulcanerakogulcanerak on Sat, 09/03/2019 - 22:08
Explained by ogulcanerakogulcanerak

"like father, like ..." in lyrics

amazarashi - Some What Ifs

I would cure my father of his crippling disease.
Of course, I’m too embarrassed to say such a thing out loud.
I guess it’s true what they say; like father, like son.

Neck Deep - Mekar

Karena aku selalu melarikan diri.
Ya, kau tahu apa yang mereka katakan
"Buah jatuh tak jauh dari pohonnya"*
Jangan perdaya dengan belas kasihanmu,

  • *. An Indonesian proverb, equivalent tof the phrase 'like father like son'; literally means 'A fruit will fall nearby its tree'"*"

Zap Tharwat - Noor*

He (Noor) found himself the one to catch his home and sisters before falling down.
Started he to work in his father's workshop and told everyone that he had decided to quit university.
In months he became a well-known master. Like father, like son.
But, out of sight, he kept studying . His professors appreciated him

Rolf Zuckowski - Stups, the little Easterbunny

make me feel uneasy."
Stups, he said: "I know that.
Like father, like son!"

Ost+Front - Please Hit Me

Forgive me when you see me in the mirror

Like father like son...
Blue eyes are faithful to me...

Die Krupps - 5 Million

Dirt and grime has tradition
Like father, like son.
Dirt and grime has tradition

Jean-Jacques Goldman - It's not true !

I will give it back to you
That is because of the destiny
Like father, like son
A woman can only be a whore or a good mum

Garbage - Queer

This is what he pays me for, i'll show you how it's done
Doo da doo doo doo doo, doo da doo doo doo doo
You'll learn to love the pain you feel, like father, like son

Infant Annihilator - Motherless Miscarriage

"Now we must feast on the uterus on the name of the holy sacrament."
Chomping on his mother's womb
Like father like son, he begins to fondle

Psyclon Nine - The Light Of Armageddon

Thy will be done and our Hell shall be on Earth
Like Father, like son: bathed in the light of Armageddon
Why can't you all just pray to me?

Parham - Like father, like son

Hope that it's worth it, one can hope that you're enjoying yourself, ha?
Later you swallow your fear and come home and lie, ha?
Like father, like son, and everything's come full circle, ha?

Exodus - Like Father, Like Son

The punishing ways that you choose
You were always born to lose
Like father, like son
A war you've never won

Prompto - My Hentai

Anime child is given to earth
My boys a savage the city of Perth.
Like father like son hes showing his worth
We slaying some dragons we lifting this curse

Stepson - Twelve

I fell sick I didn't tell you
It was too hard to say
Like father, like son
We pushed it away

Reinhard Mey - Message in a bottle

Like Lari und Fari
Like Stefan and Harry
And so often like father like son
Like Lari und Fari

The Word Alive - Like Father Like Son

If you're not my blood, you are my bones.
The only one I've ever known.

You showed me how to be a man.

Jazz Liberatorz - Vacation

Transcribe His own plan
It might be flows
Like father, like son
Whatever He does

Bruce Dickinson - Back From The Edge

now and then I wonder where the faces
from my childhood have gone
like father like son your bones it lives on glowing shadows
back from the edge

Pih - Don't cry

But now we’re drinking to your health.
You will see how the world functions.
Your mother will tell you: ” Like father, like son.”
Strangers will tell you that you’re a nobody.

Eloy (Germany) - Love Over Six Centuries

The neighbouring landlord's even worse
And I'm supposed to marry his son
That's not my choice... you know the saying: "Like father, like son"