Translation of polite in Spanish:
adjective politer, politest
- 1 (correct, well-bred) the rules of polite behaviorlas reglas de cortesíathey exchanged polite greetings/complimentsintercambiaron los saludos/cumplidos de rigorthey were making polite conversationconversaban tratando de ser agradablesgut? the polite word is stomach!¿tripa? ¡se dice estómago!always be polite to customerssé siempre cortés or educado con los clientesyou don't mean it: you're only being politelo dices solo por cortesíashe was very polite about my work, but I don't think she liked itfue muy cortés al referirse a mi trabajo, pero no creo que le gustarait is polite to wait till everyone is servedes de buena educación esperar a que todos estén servidosit's not polite to shoutgritar es una falta de educación or es de mala educaciónExample sentences
- In the UK, and most of Europe, it is not considered polite to just say what you want.
- You could tell he didn't think much of my work, though he was far too polite to blurt it out.
- You could hand around evaluation forms, but many people are too polite to tell you what they really thought.
- Over the years he built a pagoda to polite English society as it faded in the glare of post-war vulgarity.
- But lay into others and you should prepare to be visited by the vengeance of polite society.
- There are still some things that cannot be talked about in polite society.
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