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I'm curious to know what the translation would be for this quote:

Birds of a feather flock together.

I'm looking specifically for the translation that holds value and significance rather than a literary one, which occasionally doesn't make sense. Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • As this is not exactly your question, I'll write this as a comment. The expression They are birds of a feather would translate as Son tal para cual.
    – Gorpik
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 9:12

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  • Dios los cría y ellos se juntan ("God creates them and they come together") has a similar meaning, but it is often used in a negative sense. It is used to refer to people that have similar characters or behaviors and come together to engage in such behavior.

  • Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres ("Tell me who you spend your time with, and I will tell you who you are") has a similar meaning: you can guess someone's habits or preferences by knowing those of their friends.

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I searched online and got this entry. I'm not sure whether it's widely used or not.

Pájaros de un mismo plumaje vuelan juntos.

It appears to be a direct counterpart of the English saying.

see proverbios

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  • Never heard it in Spanish. It looks like just a literal translation.
    – Gorpik
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 9:11
  • Neither have I. I don't know what made them include it in a list of proverbios. Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 12:25

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