Russian proverb of the week

Яблоко от яблони недалеко падает


With accent marks:

Я́блоко от я́блони недалеко́ па́дает.


The apple never falls far from the tree.


The children always repeat their parents behavior. This proverb is usually used in a negative context when someone notices the similarity of bad habits / actions of children and parents.

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