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For instance, if I want to say:

I want to see traditional and modern culture

I would try to use:

近代的{きんだいてき}で伝統的{でんとうてき}な文化{ぶんか}を見たい。

But does this imply the culture I want to see is simultaneously modern and traditional? Or could it mean I want to see both modern and traditional variations of culture as intended?

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近代的で伝統的な文化を見たい sounds to me like you want to see culture which is simultaneously modern and traditional. To say you want to see both modern culture and traditional culture, I would say:

近代的な文化と伝統的な文化が見たい。
近代的な文化や伝統的な文化が見たい。
近代的な文化も伝統的な文化も見たい。
or maybe... 近代的な文化も見たいし、伝統的な文化も見たい。

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