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popular custom
vulgar / poor taste
custom / tradition / local tradition / convention
social custom / CL: 個|个
  *俗* | 俗* | *俗
custom / convention / popular / common / coarse / vulgar / secular
common / everyday / average
common saying / proverb
as the proverb says / as they say...
commonly referred to as / common term
easy to understand
common saying / proverb / colloquial speech
free from vulgarity / refined / outstanding
profane / secular / worldly
impressive / out of the ordinary
vulgar / tacky / tawdry
popular fiction / light literature
bad habit / evil custom / vulgarity
Extraordinary people in our ordinary world, short stories by novelist Feng Jicai 馮驥才|冯骥才
the vulgar world (Buddhist concept) / secular world
tacky / inelegant / in poor taste / vulgar / banal
established by popular usage (idiom); common usage agreement / customary convention
conventional patterns / cliché
can be enjoyed by scholars and lay-people alike (idiom)
common people / laity (i.e. not priests)
to return to normal life (leaving a monastic order)
universally shocking / to offend the whole of society
vernacular name / lay name (of a priest)
to be cynical / to be embittered
When you enter a village, follow the local customs (idiom); do as the natives do / When in Rome, do as the Romans do
common people / ordinary folk
to cater to the public's taste / kitsch / commercial
to conform to no conventional pattern / unconventional / offbeat
prevalent custom of the time
etiquette / custom
to show poor taste
lay (as opposed to clergy) / ordinary / commonplace
folk customs
vulgar style (used of items to be censored)
layman / layperson / original home of a monk
former custom / old ways
intolerably vulgar
debasement / vulgarization
everyday routine / ordinary affairs
according to custom / to do as local custom requires / do as the Romans do
offending public morals (idiom)
common saying / proverb
laymen / laity
popular science
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
vulgar / philistine
unable to break the custom (idiom) / bound by conventions
to become accustomed to sth through long practice
Dramatized history of successive dynasties (from Han to Republican China) by Cai Dongfan 蔡東藩|蔡东藩
When you enter a country, follow the local customs (idiom); do as the natives do / When in Rome, do as the Romans do
clichéd / tacky
Dramatized history of Republican China until 1927 by Cai Dongfan 蔡東藩|蔡东藩, and later chapters by Xu Qinfu 許廑父|许廑父
(slang) (Tw) coward / paper tiger / a nobody (from Taiwanese 卒仔, POJ pr. [chut-á])
to explain in simple terms
to be corrupted by the ways of the world (idiom)
one's habits change with long custom
When you enter a country, enquire about the local customs (idiom); do as the natives do / When in Rome, do as the Romans do
to defy the times and reject custom (idiom); in breach of current conventions
to withdraw from society and live like a hermit (idiom)
customs change with time (idiom); other times, other manners / O Tempora, O Mores!
accumulated habits become custom
bad habits / to get into bad habits through long custom
common sayings (idiom); widely circulated proverbs
peddlers and common people / lower class
nonstandard form of a Chinese character

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