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"Courteous" is an adjective which is often translated as "cortés", and "kind" is an adjective which is often translated as "amable". Learn more about the difference between "courteous" and "kind" below.
courteous(
kuhr
-
di
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uhs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (polite)
a. cortés
Omar's mother reminded him to be courteous and polite with his grandmother.La mamá de Omar le recordó que fuera cortés y respetuoso con su abuela.
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kind(
kaynd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (friendly)
a. amable
It is very kind of you to help me with my chores.Es muy amable de tu parte ayudarme con mis tareas.
b. atento
The staff of the hotel was very kind, constantly asking us if we needed anything.El personal del hotel era muy atento y nos preguntaba constantemente si necesitábamos algo.
c. bueno (treatment)
The years have not been kind to him. He looks so old.Los años no le han sido buenos. Se ve tan viejo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (sort)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were all kinds of books at the library.Había todo tipo de libros en la biblioteca.
b. la clase
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What kind of wine do you prefer?¿Qué clase de vino prefieres?
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