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16:07 Nov 3, 2003
Finnish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Finnish term or phrase: mita isot edellä sitä pienet perässä
Idiom
Paul Hayes
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Summary of answers provided
5like father like sonsinib
4Like father like son, like mother like daughter
Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)
1like father like sonSpencer Allman


  

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like father like son


Explanation:
just a guess really

Spencer Allman
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 205
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25 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
like father like son


Explanation:
or Monkey see Monkey do. Expression used when children copy adult actions. There is no direct translation.

sinib
United States
Local time: 21:14
PRO pts in pair: 18
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47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
mita isot edellä sitä pienet perässä
Like father like son, like mother like daughter


Explanation:
In order not to discriminate against women.... ;-)

"You are, in fact, very much like a chameleon, in that you change emotional and attitudinal colors depending upon the people to whom you are most exposed. If you have a particular social circle, work with a particular group, go to a particular church, or belong to a particular club, you will more and more come to think, walk, talk, act and behave very much like those people. This is why you have heard it said, "Like father, like son," and "Like mother, like daughter." Our parents form our first and often, our most powerful, reference group during our formative years."



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Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:14
Native speaker of: Finnish
PRO pts in pair: 41
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