Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    huàn
    tāng
    huàn
    yào
    换汤不换药
    huàn tāng bù huàn yào

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • different broth but the same old medicine; a change in name only
    • a change in form but not in substance

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    huàn
    to change / to exchange
    shāng
    rushing current
    tāng
    soup / hot or boiling water / decoction of medicinal herbs / water in which sth has been boiled / surname Tang
    not / no / (negative prefix)
    huàn
    to change / to exchange
    yào
    leaf of the iris / medicine / drug / substance used for a specific purpose (e.g. poisoning, explosion, fermenting) / to poison / variant of 藥|药[yào] / CL:種|种[zhǒng],服[fù],味[wèi]
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