- 1.1 (urbanidad, amabilidad) courtesy, politeness desconoce las reglas de cortesía más elementales he has no idea of common courtesy la trató con cortesía he was polite to her, he treated her courteously o/or politely 1.2de cortesía [entrada] complimentary [visita] courtesy (delante del nombre/before noun) fórmula 1.3 (atención) le agradezco la cortesía [formal] I would like to thank you for your kind invitation ( o/or offer etc) es una cortesía de la casa it comes with the compliments of the house tuvo la cortesía de invitarnos she was kind enough to invite us
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.