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like father, like son

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

Idiomatic translations of "like father, like son"

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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Arabic
الابن سر أبيه
Armenian
Պտուղը ծառից հեռու չի ընկնում.
Azerbaijani
Anasına bax, qızını al
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Bulgarian
какъвто бащата - такъв и синът
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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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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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Chinese
有其父必有其子
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Croatian
Jabuka ne pada daleko od stabla.
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Danish
Som far, sådan søn
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Danish
Æblet falder ikke langt fra træet
Dutch
Zo vader, zo zoon.
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Dutch
De appel valt niet ver van de boom
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English
a wise goose never lays a tame egg
English
The Apple does not fall far from the tree
English
Eagles do not breed doves
English
a chip off the old block
Finnish
Ei omena kauas puusta putoa.
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Finnish
Ei omena kauas puusta putoa
Finnish
Minkälainen isä, sen lainen poikakin.
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French
Tel père, tel fils
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German
Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm.
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German
Wie der Vater so der Sohn.
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Greek
Το μήλο κάτω από την μηλιά θα πέσει
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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 (classical)
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
蛙の子は蛙
Japanese
この父ありてここにこの子あり
Japanese
この親[父]にしてこの子あり
Japanese
親が親なら子も子
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Kazakh
Алма алма ағашынан алысқа құламайды
Korean
부전자전
Kurdish (Sorani)
چی بچینیت ئەوە ئەدووریتەوە
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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
Jaki pan, taki kram.
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English #1, #2
Polish
Niedaleko pada jabłko od jabłoni.
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Polish
Jaka jabłoń, takie jabłko.
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Portuguese
Quem sai aos seus, não degenera
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Portuguese
Tal pai, tal filho.
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Portuguese
filho de peixe peixinho é
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Portuguese
Filho de peixe, peixinho é
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Romanian
Aşa tată, aşa fiu
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Romanian
Ce naște din pisică șoareci mănâncă
Romanian
Așchia nu sare departe de trunchi
Russian
Каков поп таков приход
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Russian
Яблоко от яблони недалеко падает
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Russian #1, #2
Serbian
Kakav otac, takav sin/Drvo ne pada daleko od klada
Slovene
Jabolko ne pade daleč od drevesa
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Spanish
Cual cuervo, tal su huevo.
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Spanish
De tal palo, tal astilla
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Croatian, English #1, #2, #3, #4, Spanish
Swedish
Äpplet faller inte långt från trädet
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Turkish
Armut dibine düşer
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 Maryanchy on Sun, 09/12/2018 - 19:08
Explained by Maryanchy
Danish

Når en søn er ligesom hans far.

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

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

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

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 5 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 hariboneagle927 on Thu, 03/01/2013 - 16:27
Explained by hariboneagle927
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 Dimitriou on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:17
Explained by Afroditi 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 halcyonlore on Sat, 16/06/2018 - 17:24
Explained by halcyonlore
Romanian

Asa tata, asa fiu

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

Яблоко от яблони недалеко падает

Explained by renoz on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 17:55
Explained by renoz
Slovene

Jabolko ne pade daleč od drevesa

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

"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.

Die Krupps - 5 Million

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

Ost+Front - Please Hit Me

Forgive me when you see me in the mirror

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

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

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

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

Eloy (Germany) - Love Over Six Centuries

I've just left school...and I don't know what I want to do...I must have somehow have taken the drug... and landed up here. Jeanne: My name is Jeanne . . and let me tell you my story . .
my father owns many acres around here ... which are farmed by peasants ... whom he rules with an iron hand .. the neighbouring landlord's even worse ... and I'm supposed to marry his son ...
That's not my choice, you know, 'like father, like son'. Jamie: Well I see we've both got our problems ...
perhaps we can help each other ...

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.

Neck Deep - Mekar

Karena aku selalu melarikan diri.
Ya, kau tahu apa yang mereka katakan
"Buah jatuh tak jauh dari pohonnya"[fn value="*"]An Indonesian proverb, equivalent tof the phrase 'like father like son'; literally means 'A fruit will fall nearby its tree'"*"[/fn]
Jangan perdaya dengan belas kasihanmu,

Fler - Germany, Your Stars

I hope that he'll leave me alone too
Even if everyone hates me now: Dieter Bohlen[fn]Judge on the German version of <em>America's Got Talent</em>, amongst other things.[/fn] is the wickest!
Boris Becker[fn]Former German tennis player.[/fn] - like father, like son
After the semen theft, someone simply cloned the father - The poor kids, no one reads the newspaper now, man, those were the days

Oceans Ate Alaska - No Strings

Evolve into what I 'ought to be...

But just remember, like father like son.
This disease runs in our blood.

Jazz Liberatorz - Vacation

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

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 (tell lies), ha?
Like father, like son, and everything's come full circle, ha?

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

Stepson - Twelve

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

Rolf Zuckowski - Stups, the little Easterbunny

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

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.