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courtesy
American English: /ˈkərdəsi/
British English: /ˈkəːtɪsi/

Translation of courtesy in Spanish:

noun plural -sies

  • 1.1 uncountable (politeness) 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) courtesy call o visit
    (out of obligation)
    visita (feminine) de cumplido
    Example sentences
    • 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 countable (greeting) they exchanged courtesies
    se saludaron con las cortesías de rigor
    1.3 countable (favor) by courtesy of
    por atención or gentileza de
    (before noun) courtesy bus
    autobús (masculine) de cortesía
    courtesy card
    tarjeta (feminine) de cortesía
    courtesy coach
    autobús (masculine) de cortesía
    courtesy copy
    ejemplar (masculine) de obsequio

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