換湯不換藥

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 换汤不换药
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huàn tāng bù huàn yào [Phonetic: huàn tāng huàn yào]
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄢˋ ㄊㄤ ㄅㄨˋ ㄏㄨㄢˋ ㄧㄠˋ
IPA (key) /xu̯a̠n⁵¹ tʰɑŋ⁵⁵ pu⁵¹⁻³⁵ xu̯a̠n⁵¹⁻⁵³ i̯ɑʊ̯⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

換湯不換藥 (traditional, Pinyin huàn tāng bù huàn yào, simplified 换汤不换药)

  1. the same medicine differently prepared; the same old stuff with a different label
  2. to change only the form but not the content