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

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