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    There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thoughts

    There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thoughts or you think that way only."

    "How you eat that is how you think."

    Could you please check my sentences?

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    Re: There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thou

    We have a saying: You are what you eat.

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    Re: There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thou

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thoughts or you think that way only."

    "How you eat that is how you think."

    Could you please check my sentences?
    There is no such saying in English. If you want to relate a saying that exists in another language you have to translate it, tell the reader where it comes from, and explain it. For example, In Italian, there's a saying: "You don't get older when you're at the table." It means that time spent dining and chatting is so pleasant that it feels like you don't age while you're doing it.
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    Re: There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thou

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    There is a saying in Hindi which translates to "The kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thoughts or you think that way only." (That might be the word-for-word translation but it is completely ungrammatical in English.)

    "How you eat that is how you think." That's grammatical but I don't know if it works for your saying.

    Could you please check my sentences?
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thou

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    Could you please give me correct sentences please?

    "How you eat is how you think" what exactly does it mean?
    Last edited by tufguy; 20-Mar-2017 at 08:44.

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    Re: There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thou

    I have no idea. I simply corrected it grammatically by removing "that".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There is a saying "the kind of food you eat you get that kind of thinking or thou

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "How you eat is how you think" what exactly does it mean?
    If the Hindi proverb you have in mind is "Jaisaa ann, vaisaa mun," I think the translation I found here is adequate: What you eat affects your mind. (I removed a comma the site's translator had in the translation.)

    The problem with your version is that it sounds illogical to the ear of someone who doesn't know the context. What does "how you think" mean? Do I think carnivorously, leading me to think like a coyote or a fox? Do I think slowly, chewing over each thought before committing to it? The contexts are too different, from my cultural background, for me to be able to connect eating methods and choices with thought processes.
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