I was trying to translate a text from Brazilian-Portuguese into english and I got stuck at a slang phrase we have. Here in Brazil, we use the word "puxar" ("to pull" in English) with an additional meaning close to: "to inherit or mimic a parent's trait or behavior". I'm not sure if there is an equivalent word or phrase in English. Can anyone help me find a verb or a verb-like expression that means it?
"take after" is the phrase you're looking for.
The young boy surely takes after his dad, see how he enjoys soccer.
- take after - "to be like or to look like someone in your family."
If you take after a member of your family, you resemble them in your appearance, your behaviour, or your character. - Collins
- Most of my children take after my husband, both in appearance and character.
- She takes after her grandfather in her talent for design.
- You take after your mother—you have her nose and eyes.