Chi si somiglia si piglia

Chi si somiglia si piglia in Italian

Chi si somiglia si piglia
Birds of a feather flock together

Literal translationThose who look alike choose each other
MeaningPeople who are similar tend to be attracted to each other
IPA pronunciation/ki si soˈmiʎʎa si ˈpiʎʎa/

Where does this come from? There’s another Italian proverb that goes, gli opposti si attraggono, “opposites attract”, which says the exact opposite! Actually, chi si somiglia si piglia has it right. It likely developed as people noticed that individuals with similar characteristics, interests, or traits tend to become friends or form relationships. Only opposite magnets, calamite, attract each other!

girl with an imaginary friend

For example, you can say:

Marta e Lorenza amano viaggiare insieme. Chi si somiglia si piglia!
Marta and Lorenza love to travel together. Birds of a feather flock together!


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