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Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Slang
Chinese term or phrase: 俗气
这个人很俗气。
这件衣服很俗气。
Bin Tiede
Germany
Local time: 01:25
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2tacky
Chun Un
4 +1TastelessPhilip Tang
4 +1gaudy
ration
3 +2vulgar
Jason Ma
3meretricious
Yang Min
3kitsch
pkchan
3mediocre
franksf
3banal
Donglai Lou


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banal


Explanation:
sometimes worldly is also used.

Donglai Lou
China
Local time: 07:25
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meretricious


Explanation:
meretricious指过份装饰而缺乏内在修养;外表浮华;具有一定欺骗性的,虚假的、虚伪的行为、言辞等等。



Yang Min
Local time: 07:25
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38 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
vulgar


Explanation:
Just another suggestion.

Jason Ma
China
Local time: 07:25
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agree  Perry Svensson
12 hrs
  -> Thanks, Perry.

agree  Xiaoping Fu
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  -> Thanks.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gaudy


Explanation:
Especially for clothing


    Reference: http://www.webster.com/dictionary/gaudy
ration
Local time: 07:25
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agree  LoyalTrans
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mediocre


Explanation:
http://www.answers.com/topic/mediocre

franksf
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14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
kitsch


Explanation:
“俗气”在美语里怎么说- [ Translate this page ]汉语里我们常说什么人“俗气”,美语里的对应通常有“vulgar”或“poor tastes”。我觉得“vulgar”嫌太过,因为这个词的主要词义是“低级趣味,下流”;“poor tastes”有“品味不 ...
gb.cri.cn/9223/2006/04/07/882@988985.htm - 65k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this


pkchan
United States
Local time: 19:25
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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
tacky


Explanation:
tacky /'taeki/ adj. (tack•ier, tacki•est)
1 (informal) cheap, badly made and/or lacking in taste: tacky souvenirs * The movie had a really tacky ending.

Chun Un
Macau
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nigel Jones: I agree that it means Tacky or Tasteless in a vulgar way but not necessarily vulgar
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agree  EUROCOM-Tianjin
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1 day18 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Tasteless


Explanation:
I think "tasteless" can be applied to both "Person" and "Clothing"!

Philip Tang
China
Local time: 07:25
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agree  LoyalTrans
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