Phân biệt SELECT và CHOOSE; CUSTOMARY và TRADITIONAL

According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Select is more formal than choose, and in everyday English, people usually say choose rather than select.

According to Merriam-Webster

choose: to have a preference for or to select freely and after consideration


select: to choose (as by fitness or excellence) from a number or group

In practice, choose and select can be used interchangeably.

if something is customary, it is what people usually do in a particular place or situation
Synonym => usual

Is it customary to tip hairdressers in this country?
2
typical of a particular person
Synonym habitual

She arranged everything with her customary efficiency

traditional => being part of the beliefs, customs or way of life of a particular group of people, thathave not changed for a long time

traditional dress

It's traditional in America to eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

traditional values

2 (sometimes disapproving)

following older methods and ideas rather than modern or different ones

Synonym conventional

traditional methods of teaching

The main difference between "customary" and "traditional" is timing. If you do something in a customary way for a very long, long time, it will become "traditional".

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