"Comme on dit, tel père, telle fille."

January 25, 2013


Technically the common saying is "like father, like son," yes?

April 5, 2013

Yeah, "Like father like son" is more likely what "they say". But I suppose daughters can be like their fathers too...

August 20, 2013

I've also heard "like father, like daughter". Less common though.

September 10, 2013

If the correct translation is "as we say" why is the first translation given as 'so to speak' also 'as they say' ; this amounts to misguiding the learners

January 25, 2013

Is this a kind of phrasal that requires all parts to be translated as "as they say" or "so to speak"? You can't reduce it to 'Comme dit', it requires a pronoun, yes?

February 18, 2013


March 23, 2013

They do not say so. Idiomatic expressions must be rendered by idioms: like father, like son. To make one learn the word daughter and the feminine adjective telle some other sentences have to be used.

July 20, 2013
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