plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An epigram by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the January 1849 issue of his journal Les Guêpes (“The Wasps”). Literally “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ply sa ʃɑ̃ʒ | ply s‿ɛ la mɛm ʃoz/

Proverb[edit]

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

  1. the more things change, the more they stay the same

Descendants[edit]