Run in the family 世代相傳,家族遺傳

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表達 「run in the family」 的意思是 「家庭中的許多成員都具備相同的特徵、能力或患有同一種疾病」,也就是人們常說的 「世代相傳,家族遺傳」。這個表達既可以用來談論好事,也可以談論壞事。

例句

My friend had twins for a second time. They run in her family, but she was still surprised when she found out.
我朋友生了第二對雙胞胎。雖然生雙胞胎是她家族遺傳的,但當她得知要再生一對雙胞胎時,還是很吃驚。

High blood pressure runs in the family, so I always get it checked once a year by the doctor.
高血壓是我們家族遺傳的,所以我每年都去醫生那裡檢查一次。

Lots of people in my family are teachers. It definitely runs in the family!
我家裡很多人都是教師。這肯定是家族遺傳!