Como falo em inglês: Tal pai, tal filho

By Ana Luiza | Podcast Inglês Online

Jun 23
Inglês Online Tal pai, tal filho
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Hi, all.  Hoje eu falo sobre provérbios e idioms  do inglês com a palavra apple.

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ingles appleSo, you know how ‘health’ has been a hot topic for years, right? On TV shows, magazines, books, websites, everywhere you look there’s a new study or piece of advice regarding how to keep healthy. Over the years I’ve heard the following saying quite a few times: One apple a day keeps the doctor away. Some people say that because, apparently, apples are so nutritious that if you eat an apple every day, you will never need to go to a doctor.

I mean, obviously that is not completely true. Sure, apples are nutritious, as are all kinds of fruit, I guess. I wish it was that easy, though, right? I don’t know about your apple consumption, but apples are actually not my favourite fruit and I rarely eat one. I do, however, have a bit of apple juice almost every day and that’s because I love a good smoothie. I use apple juice as the base and then I add a banana, some frozen berries, a bit of spinach and flaxseed, and then I blend it all up.

Does that count? I haven’t been sick in a while so I’m gonna say yes. Where do you stand on this piece of advice – one apple a day keeps the doctor away? I sure wish it was mango instead of apple. Back when I lived in Brazil I used to eat mango every single day. Some days I would have as many as three mangoes, I kid you not. Anyway… I don’t think we have a similar saying in Brazil, so there you go – one apple a day keeps the doctor away. Let me know if you think it’s true or not.

And here’s another saying with ‘apple’: the apple does not fall far from the tree. Have you heard this one? We’ve got a similar one in Brazil but I’m not gonna say it because the words we use are different. So we say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when someone behaves the same way as their relatives, especially their father or mother.

So let’s say your father is a very well-organised man. He makes lists, he knows where everything is and when you need an old document, you can count on him to still have a copy of that old document in one of his desk drawers. And your brother happens to be the exact same. Very organised. His desk is never messy. Keeps copies of old bills. The documents in his folders are alphabetically sorted. What can you say? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Your mom loves make-up and has a huge collection of make-up items. Your sister is the same – loves putting on make-up and watching YouTube videos to learn new techniques. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

So tell me: can you apply this saying to… maybe one of your parents and you? Are you just like your mom when it comes to hobbies, or studying, or something? Let me know in the comments and talk to you next time!

 

Key expressions

  • One apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

 

Vocabulary

I kid you not = fora de brincadeira

 

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About the Author

Ana Luiza criou um blog de dicas de inglês em 2006, e depois de muito pesquisar o que faz alguém ganhar fluência numa segunda língua, criou seu primeiro curso de inglês em 2009.

  • Eve says:

    I like this website very much, Its a rattling nice position to read and receive information. “An idealist is a person who helps other people to be pr.2&erousop#82s1; by Henry Ford.

  • Rafael says:

    Hi Ana!

    My girlfriend is just a copy of my Father in Law. This was the first thing that came into my mind when I herd the expression “an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
    Many thanks for the invaluable help and keep it up!
    Cheers

  • Patricia says:

    Dear Ana, in my case, my father and I were always slowly to get ready in the morning or to go out. We loved the countryside, farms, nature and all, western movies, country music… I have a question, though. I know the expression “like father, like son”. It’s the same idea, isn’t it? So, in my case, can I say “Like father, like daughter”?? Thanks!!

  • Albukerk says:

    Thanks Ana Luiza.

  • Henrique P M says:

    One apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Minha vó diz: uma maçã por dia traz saúde e energia. :)

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