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Old September 08, 2009, 02:10 AM
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Arrow Aplícate el cuento

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Aplicarse el cuento, ejemplo:

- Deberías de fregar los platos que uses cada vez que comas algo.
- Ok. Aplicáte el cuento tu también ( meaning you should do the same )
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In English?
Aplicarse el cuento, ejemplo:

- Deberías de fregar los platos que uses cada vez que comas algo.
- Ok. Aplicáte el cuento tu también ( meaning you should do the same )
Most commonly we would use "you should do the same", but there is
an idiom. That idiom is to follow suit.
It is formal sounding. example: I got the flu shot and I suggest that you follow suit.
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Old September 09, 2009, 12:21 PM
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One verse of a nineties song of Genesis said "just do as I say, don't do as I do"... if it's not an idiom, it should become one.
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One verse of a nineties song of Genesis said "just do as I say, don't do as I do"... if it's not an idiom, it should become one.
Hay un dicho, " monkey see, monkey do". Supongo que me parece parecido
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One verse of a nineties song of Genesis said "just do as I say, don't do as I do"... if it's not an idiom, it should become one.
"Do as I say, not as I do" is the idiom. 1,760,000 Google hits vs 6,000 for the Genesis lyric.
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Old September 09, 2009, 03:23 PM
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I like you shoul follow suit the difference is that in Spanish" aplicate el cuento" implies a little bit of critics
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Thank you, pjt, Google's hits are a useful tool I always forget about.

Anyway, apart from idioms, it would be easy to reply "yes, when you do the same as you preach, we'll talk about it".
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The idiom for that is "Practise what you preach".
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That one is a good one, it conveys the same idea.
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