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A man is known by the company he keeps

Proverb meaning

People are similar in character to their friends.

Compare the literal meaning of this proverb in different languages.

Spanish: Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.
French: Tell me whom you haunt and I will tell you who you are.
Portuguese: Tell me with whom you walk, I will tell you who you are.
Russian: Tell me who your friend is, and I'll tell you who you are.

Use ImTranslator Comparison Tool to see the translation variants from Google Translate, Microsoft Translator and Babylon.

English to Spanish
Google Translate: Un hombre es conocido por la compañía que tiene.
Microsoft Translator: Un hombre es conocido por la empresa que mantiene.
Babylon: Un hombre es conocido por la empresa se mantiene.

English to French
Google Translate: Un homme est connu par la société qu'il garde.
Microsoft Translator: Un homme est connu par la compagnie de que garde.
Babylon: Un homme est connu de la société qu'il conserve.

English to Portuguese
Google Translate: Um homem é conhecido pela empresa que ele mantém.
Microsoft Translator: Diga-me com que andas, que dir-te-ei quem és.
Babylon: Um homem é conhecida pela empresa que ele mantém.

English to Russian
Google Translate: Человек познается по компании, которую он держит.
Microsoft Translator: Человек известен компанией, он держит.
Babylon: Мужчина в компании он держит.

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