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ten thousand; a great number; Wan (surname)
to change; to become different; to transform; to vary; rebellion
(negative prefix); not; no
to leave; to depart; to go away; from
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; family
trad. (萬變不離其宗)
simp. (万变不离其宗)


萬變不離其宗 (traditional, Pinyin wàn biàn bù lí qí zōng, simplified 万变不离其宗)

  1. No matter how much one alters something, it will still retain its essence.

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