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De tal palo tal astilla

De tal palo tal astilla

De tal palo, tal astilla — A chip off the old block

Many phrases and sayings are similar in English and Spanish. There are a lot of these in Spanish, but fortunately you can learn them pretty easily. You just have to learn what they mean, and see them in context a few times. This one literally says:

De tal Palo, tal astilla. 
From such a stick, a similar splinter.