Who do you TAKE AFTER?

Phrasal verbs 19 de janeiro de 2017

It’s Phrasal Verb Friday! Today’s phrasal verb is TAKE AFTER.

Do you take after anyone in your family?

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These girls definitely take after their famous mothers!

To take after = to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character (parecer com um parente mais velho ou “puxar” um parente mais velho fisicamente ou no comportamento/personalidade)

Here are some examples:

1. Maria takes after her mother. They have the same body shape, eye color and skin tone. (A Maria parece com a mãe dela. As duas tem o mesmo biótipo de corpo, cor de olho e tom de pele.)

 

2. I take after my grandfather. We both have the same dry sense of humor and love to debate political issues. (Eu puxei meu avô. Nós dois temos o mesmo senso de humor e adoramos debater questões politicas.)

 

3. Melissa takes after both of her parents. Physically she takes after her mother, but she has the same personality as her father. (A Melissa puxou os dois pais dela. Fisicamente, ela parece com a mãe dela, mas ela tem a mesma personalidade do pai.)

 

4. When I was a child, I used to take after my mother. But with age, I’ve started to take after my father as well. (Quando eu era uma criança, eu parecia com a minha mãe, mas com a idade estou começando parecer com o meu pai também.)

 

5. It’s incredible! All five children in the Williams family have taken after their mother. They look just like her and have her same shy disposition. (É incrível! Todos os cinco filhos na família Williams puxaram a mãe deles. Eles se parecem igual a ela e tem a mesa timidez.)

 

6. My son is very stubborn. He definitely takes after his father. (Meu filho é muito teimoso. Com certeza ele puxou o pai dele.)

 

7. It’s funny how some pets really take after their owners. Do you know anyone that looks like their pet? (É engraçado como alguns animais de estimação realmente parecem com os donos. Você conhece alguém que se parece com o animal de estimação dele?)

Here are some great examples of dogs that take after their owners!
Here are some great examples of dogs that take after their owners! 🙂

So tell me…

Who do you take after in your family?

Do any family members take after you?

Let me know in the comments below!

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