Translation of courtesy in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkɜːrtəsi; ˈkɜːtəsi/

n (pl -sies)

  • 1.1 u (politeness) cortesía (f) it is common courtesy es de (simple) cortesía or de buena educación you could have had the courtesy to inform us podría haber tenido la gentileza de avisarnos (before n) courtesy call o visit visita (f) de cortesía (out of obligation) visita (f) de cumplido courtesy title tratamiento (m) de cortesía
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    • I expect politeness and courtesy towards me as landowner, my family, friends, guests and visitors.
    • They want lessons in politeness, courtesy, and most of all the correct way to drive a car in traffic.
    • But that is not all: it is unfailing courtesy, especially towards the very old and the very young, that makes association with such men such a privilege.
    1.2 c (greeting) they exchanged courtesies se saludaron con las cortesías de rigor 1.3 c (favor) atención (f), gentileza (f) by courtesy of por atención or gentileza de (before n) courtesy bus autobús (m) de cortesía courtesy car coche (f) de cortesía courtesy card tarjeta (f) de cortesía courtesy coach autobús (m) de cortesía courtesy copy ejemplar (m) de obsequio

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