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What does Chinese saying”不可同日而语”mean?

“不可同日而语”  Bù kě tóng rì ér yǔ

The two cannot be mentioned in the same breath

“不可同日而语” 的意思是不能放在同一个时间谈论,用来比喻差别很大,不能放在一起比较。例如:通讯技术进步太快了,过去跟现在不可同日而语。

“不可同日而语”,literally”(two things) cannot be mentioned in the same breath”, is used metaphorically to mean that there is no comparison between two people or two things because of the significant difference. For instance, in terms of science and technology, there is no comparison between the past and the present.


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