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mutatis mutandis

English translation: After changing what has to be changed

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08:06 Aug 2, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: mutatis mutandis
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English translation:After changing what has to be changed
Explanation:
This is the literal translation of this famous Latin saying; the meaning is, that we can compare an old situation to a new one only after realizing that circumstances are not exactly the same, e.g. we can say that, mutatis mutandis, the political situation between the US and China is slowly evolving to the old cold war situation between the USA and the USSR; mutatis mutandis, i.e. knowing that there are significant differences between the two situations.
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 07:36
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i came upon another:

that having been changed which had to be changed
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naAfter changing what has to be changed
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After changing what has to be changed


Explanation:
This is the literal translation of this famous Latin saying; the meaning is, that we can compare an old situation to a new one only after realizing that circumstances are not exactly the same, e.g. we can say that, mutatis mutandis, the political situation between the US and China is slowly evolving to the old cold war situation between the USA and the USSR; mutatis mutandis, i.e. knowing that there are significant differences between the two situations.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 07:36
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 11
Grading comment
i came upon another:

that having been changed which had to be changed
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