Show me your friends and I'll show you who you are

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Ciel Noir, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Ciel Noir

    Ciel Noir Senior Member

    London, UK
    British English
    Hello!

    I'm wondering if there's an "official" French translation of the popular quote (apparently from Confucius): "Show me your friends and I'll show you who you are"? I've tried typing in my guesses on Google.fr but can't find anything.

    Merci d'avance!
     
  2. misterk Moderator

    Boston
    English-American
    The more common formulation in English is : Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are. And the French version: Dites-moi qui sont vos amis et je vous dis qui vous êtes.

     
  3. Ciel Noir

    Ciel Noir Senior Member

    London, UK
    British English
    Perfect! Thank you.
     
  4. pointvirgule

    pointvirgule Senior Member

    Mtl, QC
    Français
    The version of the saying that I'm familiar with is, Dis-moi qui tu fréquentes et je te dirai qui tu es.
     
  5. Gil Senior Member

    Français, Canada
    Aussi:
    Qui s'assemblent se ressemblent
    Et si on retraduit ça en anglais:
    Birds of a feather flock together
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012

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