Translation of courtesy in Spanish:

courtesy

cortesía, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkərdəsi/ /ˈkəːtɪsi/

nounplural courtesies

  • 1

    (politeness)
    cortesía feminine
    it is common courtesy es de (simple) cortesía / de buena educación
    • courtesy call / visit visita de cortesía
    • 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.
    • The waiting staff, very much to their credit, were the epitome of courtesy, politeness and calm, despite being rushed completely off their feet.
    • He should have politely and with great courtesy informed the Government that he wanted no such State reception.
    • With faux courtesy, he politely suggested that Smith was being optimistic.
    • Except that first night at the ball, he had shown her nothing but courtesy and reasonably cultured behaviour, given his background.
    • Politeness and courtesy are highly valued as aspects of being ‘raised good.’
    • They have no courtesy towards road users and commuters.
    • It's a question of attitude - an attitude of courtesy that does not prevail here.
    • Anarchy must not over-ride respect, decency and courtesy on our streets.
    • Values such as respect, courtesy and consideration are the foundations of a civilised society
    • The very least he deserved was some respect and courtesy, even if it killed me to be polite.
    • The anonymity of the Internet is a definite negative when it comes to courtesy and good behavior.
    • I have sought to do all this with courtesy, decency and honesty, respecting those who would like me to move faster and those who feel threatened by our moving at all.
    • He coaches, organises games and transports the players always with courtesy and efficiency and an abundance of patience.
    • Players should also show respect and courtesy to coaches.
    • Just as in the off-line world, online there is also an expectation of socially acceptable behavior and common courtesy.
    • Good humour, mutual respect, courtesy, a certain gentleness with people usually does the trick.
  • 2

    (greeting)
    they exchanged courtesies se saludaron con las cortesías de rigor
  • 3

    (favor)
    atención feminine
    gentileza feminine
    courtesy bus autobús de cortesía
    • courtesy card tarjeta de cortesía
    • courtesy coach autobús de cortesía
    • courtesy copy ejemplar de obsequio
    • I was brought up understanding that there were certain courtesies and considerations to be extended to all fellow creatures.
    • Beneath the jargon, cautious phrases and academic courtesies, one thing was clear: the consensus about social constructs was unraveling.
    • ‘They used to chase us away, now they call us ‘madam’ and extend us courtesies,’ she adds.
    • As a child, courtesies were drummed in to me by my parents.
    • She has extended a lot of courtesies to me, and I feel somewhat indebted.
    • Your presence is a courtesy, not a necessity.
    • Hotels generally provide still mineral water in the rooms as a courtesy.
    • An assistant manager was calling, not to discuss our predicament - he was obviously unaware - but as a courtesy.
    • Touch base with your friend after the date as a courtesy.
    • And the local Army recruiter had been selected to be my chauffeur, a bit of a courtesy for an old, retired four-star general.
    • As a courtesy, reintroduce yourself to people you may have met before.
    • Make sure you are on time as a courtesy to your stylist.
    • I e-mailed him as a courtesy.
    • I once spoke to a retailer who said she had a problem teaching her staff basic courtesies in handling customers.
    • The elaborate academic courtesies seen at graduation ceremonies are a tremendous sham in the current environment.
    • Your popularity is certain to increase if you are affable and ready to exchange courtesies.
    • It is the absence of small courtesies in everyday life that creates an environment where evil can thrive.
    • Would you not want similar courtesies extended to you?
    • Customers appreciate and recall simple courtesies.
    • His attentiveness was insistent and intrusive, far more aggressive than the almost archaic courtesies of his brother.