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You and your friend.

Again Hi italki friends,

In our languages there is an expression: Show me your friend, I will tell you who you are. Are there some expressions like this in your languages. What can other people say when they see your friend?:)

Sep 7, 2016 10:08 AM
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There are plenty of old sayings in Chinese.
e.g 1 近朱者赤,近墨者黑。
It is directly interpreted as when you touch black, you become black, when you touch red, you become red.
A similar expression in English is
Keep good men company and you shall be of the number

e.g 2 物以类聚,人以群分
(Things of a kind come together.people of a kind fall into the same group.)
Birds of a feather flock together.
September 7, 2016

- Dimmi con chi vai e ti dirò chi sei
(tell me whom you go with, and I'll say who you are)

- Chi va con lo zoppo impara a zoppicare
(zoppo=cripple: bad friends ruin your life)

- If you go black (you) don't come back

September 7, 2016

We have the same saying in Portuguese (just like Italian):

Diga-me com quem andas e te direi quem és

You can tell me any English saying and I'll tell you how to say in Portuguese (:

September 7, 2016

Hi everybody,

First I want to know what do you mean by a friend.


Is he the one when you are in need, he will help you?

if so is the definition of a friend, so you're materialist or selfish or ....

September 7, 2016
hello leyla .i am new user. Can you add friends..hihi
September 7, 2016
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Leyla
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