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Japanese Proverbs & Sayings

Oya ga Oya nara Ko mo Ko

Last update January 5, 2020


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If a child is like this, so is his/her parent.

Oya ga Oya nara Ko mo Ko


Words: Oya = a parent / ga = nominative joshi particle / Oya = a parent / なら nara = if; conditional joshi particle / Ko = a child / mo = also; joshi particle meaning "also, as well." / Ko = a child

Pronunciation: [oh-yah-gah-oh-yah-nah-rah koh-moh-koh] 

English Equivalent: Like father, like son. / The apple does not fall far from the tree. / a chip off the old block

Notes: The meaning and usage are the same as the English counterparts.