couch potatoes spawn little spuds

Spanish translation: De tal palo tal astilla

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English term or phrase: couch potatoes spawn little spuds
Spanish translation:De tal palo tal astilla
Entered by: margaret caulfield

11:40 Oct 23, 2004
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical (general)
English term or phrase: couch potatoes spawn little spuds
¿Pueden ayudarme con una buena frase? Entiendo el sentido... pero no sé como mantener el juego de palabras.

Este es el contexto:
Keep in mind that most children who are content with a
sedentary lifestyle have parents who are content with a sedentary
lifestyle. In other words, couch potatoes spawn little spuds. So, as
with nutrition, the solution to the problem of lack of exercise lies
with the parents.
Teresita Tmc
Argentina
Local time: 04:18
De tal palo tal astilla
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margaret caulfield
Local time: 09:18
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Margaret: Sólo 4 palabras: ME ENCANTÓ TU IDEA!
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De tal palo tal astilla


Explanation:
Just another option.

margaret caulfield
Local time: 09:18
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 89
Grading comment
Margaret: Sólo 4 palabras: ME ENCANTÓ TU IDEA!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  George Rabel: yes, because the surrounding context leaves no doubts
23 mins

agree  Victoria Innocenti: Opino como George Rabel. El dicho define claramente la situación.
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agree  Elena Sgarbo (X): Muy atinado. Saludos, Margaret :-)
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agree  MJ Barber
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agree  AnaAngelica Amador: ¡Perfecto! La imagen de "couch potato/spuds" es imposible de traducir con sentido, hay que recurrir a un decir conocido en español que la gente entiende y que no requiere explicación.
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agree  Michael Powers (PhD)
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agree  Marcela Russo
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agree  Lillian van den Broeck
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agree  Cecilia Della Croce
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agree  olv10siq: Perfecto
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agree  Ines Garcia Botana: Excelente (qué duro, no?) :-)
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agree  Lisa Russell
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agree  Margarita Palatnik (X)
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agree  colemh
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agree  Pablo Grosschmid
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