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Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

Chinese translation: try

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09:02 Jun 18, 2005
French to Chinese translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
French term or phrase: Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose
Is there any translation of this famous phrase that would make sense to a Chinese person? (If you know who said it, that would help)
Paul Hirsh
France
Local time: 17:11
Chinese translation:try
Explanation:
well, I couldn't think of a Chinese saying that would translate this sentence as it is in Chinese. But several sayings come into my mind, it has something in common with your sentence, but not very close. I will put them here and let's wait for the input from other translators.

万变不离其宗。换汤不换药。

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Note added at 3 hrs 53 mins (2005-06-18 12:55:15 GMT)
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My dictionary\'s explanation for 万变不离其宗 is remains essentially the same despite all apparent changes.

换汤不换药 means a change in form but not in the content.
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isahuang
Local time: 11:11
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你真厉害!谢谢
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try


Explanation:
well, I couldn't think of a Chinese saying that would translate this sentence as it is in Chinese. But several sayings come into my mind, it has something in common with your sentence, but not very close. I will put them here and let's wait for the input from other translators.

万变不离其宗。换汤不换药。

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Note added at 3 hrs 53 mins (2005-06-18 12:55:15 GMT)
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My dictionary\'s explanation for 万变不离其宗 is remains essentially the same despite all apparent changes.

换汤不换药 means a change in form but not in the content.

isahuang
Local time: 11:11
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Native speaker of: Chinese
PRO pts in category: 4
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你真厉害!谢谢
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