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traditional

adjective
 
 
/trəˈdɪʃənəl/
B1 following the customs or ways of behaving that have continued in a group of people or society for a long time: traditional Hungarian dress traditional farming methodsCustom, tradition and conformity
traditionally adverb
Translations of “traditional”
in Korean 전통적인…
in Arabic تَقْليدي…
in Portuguese tradicional…
in Catalan tradicional…
in Japanese 伝統的な, 従来の…
in Italian tradizionale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳統的…
in Russian традиционный…
in Turkish geleneksel, göreneksel, ananevî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 传统的…
in Polish tradycyjny…
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