noun/nombre (plural -sies)
- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (politeness) cortesía (feminine) 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 noun/delante del nombre) courtesy call o visit visita (feminine) de cortesía (out of obligation) visita (feminine) de cumplidoMore example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (greeting) they exchanged courtesies se saludaron con las cortesías de rigor 1.3 countable/numerable (favor) atención (feminine), gentileza (feminine) by courtesy of por atención or gentileza de (before noun/delante del nombre) courtesy bus autobús (masculine) de cortesía courtesy card tarjeta (feminine) de cortesía courtesy coach autobús (masculine) de cortesía courtesy copy ejemplar (masculine) de obsequio
- 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.
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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.