- [persona] impolite, ill-mannered, discourteous [formal]; [comportamiento] rude, impolite fue bastante descortés de tu parte no ofrecerte a llevarlos a la estación it was rather rude o impolite o ill-mannered of you not to offer to take them to the station no quiero ser descortés, pero yo mañana tengo que levantarme temprano I don't mean to be rude, but I have to get up early tomorrow
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.