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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rdcosta

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

January 25, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mampersand

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandiSiek

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pinkduckling

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rdcosta

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solipsist180

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DmytroShkr

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.

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