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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 117. The proverb today is

  • monkey-see monkey-do. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. This phrase is

  • often used with children imitating or copying others. Meaning other people.

  • However it is not limited to children. When used with adults it suggests they

  • are copying someone without thinking about it. Without thinking about what

  • they are doing. Okay. Let's take a look at several examples here. And of course you

  • know when we get monkey-see monkey-do it probably alludes to the idea if you ever

  • watch monkeys, if have you ever gone to a zoo, sometimes if you could do something the

  • monkey might actually copy. You know, or we've seen this before monkeys copy each

  • other and they may copy human behavior too. So this is why we say monkey see

  • monkey do. That's where the phrase the idea for the phrase actually comes from.

  • But let's look at the examples. Example number one. You have to be

  • careful not to use any dirty words in front of the children or in front of

  • small children. They repeat and do whatever they see. You know how it goes.

  • Monkey see monkey do. Yeah. You know, sometimes you, you might hear this. You,

  • see this in the movies a lot. A little child might say the dirty word. Oh how

  • did he learn that ? Where did he hear that from ? You know, obviously he heard it from

  • another adult. So we sometimes say monkey see monkey do. So we use a lot with

  • children. Number two. Yes. He says when children first go to school, they start

  • picking up bad habits from other kids. It is just monkey see, monkey do. You know.

  • maybe they'll start noticing what ... Why are you behaving like that ? And maybe

  • they learned it from some other kids in school. All right. And let's look at number

  • three. Many teenagers or even you know young adults get involved in

  • law-breaking behavior. What are we talking about ?

  • Maybe shoplifting, maybe taking drugs. Some something along

  • that line. Due to peer pressure. It is a matter of

  • monkey-see monkey-do. Yeah. Maybe they see some of their other friends. Maybe they

  • get mixed in with a bad crowd. They see these other friends or their peers doing

  • something and you know they might copy it. So in this sense , we could say

  • monkey-see monkey-do. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for

  • your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 117. The proverb today is

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