Translation of "tradition" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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traditionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /trəˈdɪʃ.ən/ us /trəˈdɪʃ.ən/

B2 a belief, principle, or way of acting that people in a particular society or group have continued to follow for a long time, or all of these beliefs, etc. in a particular society or group

传统
Fireworks have long been an American tradition on the Fourth of July. 7月4日国庆日放焰火长期以来一直是美国人的传统。
Switzerland has a long tradition of neutrality. 保持中立是瑞士长期以来的传统。
[ + that ] There's a tradition in our office that when it's somebody's birthday, they bring in a cake for all of us to share. 我们办公室有个传统:当有人过生日时,就会带蛋糕来跟我们大家一起分享。
We decided to break with tradition (= not behave as usual) this year and go away for Christmas. 今年我们决定打破传统,外出度圣诞节。
According to tradition, a headless ghost walks through the corridors of the house at night. 据传说,晚上有个无头鬼走过这幢房子的走廊。

More examples

  • This college has a long tradition of athletic excellence.
  • In keeping with tradition, they always have turkey on Christmas Day.
  • The old people in the village still observe the local traditions.
  • This tradition dates back to medieval times.
  • Daphne is carrying on the family tradition by becoming a lawyer.

(Translation of “tradition” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)