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How to say that something is similar to something else?

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I would like to know how to say that something is like (or similar to) something else. For example, "You look like your father" or "This is like a restaurant (but isn't really)".
asked Jun 12, 2014 by Eric35743 (240 points)

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Hi Eric,

"You look like your father": Ты похож (похожа) на твоего отца.

The expression "to look like" in Russian is "похож, похожа, похоже, "похожи" на+Accusative case".

"This is like a restaurant": Это что-то типа (вроде, наподобие) ресторана

To express that something is like something else, but not exactly we use the construction "типа (вроде, наподобие+Genitive case".

Best,
Yulia Amlinskaya,
Russian Language Teacher.

answered Jun 14, 2014 by RussianTeacher (19,690 points)

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