courtesy
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courtesy(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (politeness)
a. la cortesía
(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).
Lester couldn't come to the party either, but at least he had the courtesy to call!Lester tampoco pudo venir a la fiesta, ¡pero al menos tuvo la cortesía de llamar!
b. la gentileza
(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).
The hotel manager treated us with such courtesy and warmth that we decided to go back the next year.El encargado del hotel nos trató con tal gentileza y calidez que decidimos volver el siguiente año.
2. (benevolent act)
a. la atención
(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).
People thought hooding prisoners was a courtesy to the condemned, but it was actually for the benefit of the executioners.La gente creía que encapuchar a los prisioneros era una atención con los condenados, pero en realidad se trataba de un favor para los verdugos.
b. la gentileza
(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).
The guest left a small courtesy in the room for the cleaning ladies.El huésped dejó una pequeña gentileza en la habitación para las criadas.
courtesies
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (pleasantries)
a. los cumplidos de rigor
(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).
We exchanged courtesies with some of the members of the Chamber of Commerce at the party.Intercambiamos los cumplidos de rigor con algunos miembros de la Cámara de Comercio en la fiesta.
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courtesy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la cortesía
(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).
do me the courtesy of listeningten la cortesía de escucharme
by courtesy of…por cortesía de…
to exchange courtesiesintercambiar cumplidos
courtesy callvisita de cortesía
courtesy carcoche gratuito
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courtesy [ˈkɜːtɪsɪ]
noun
(politeness) cortesía (f); (polite act) atención (f); gentileza (f)
by courtesy of (por) cortesía de; to exchange courtesies intercambiar cumplidos de etiqueta; will you do me the courtesy of ...? si fuera tan amable de ...; haga el favor de ...; you might have had the courtesy to tell me podrías haber tenido la gentileza de decírmelo; I'll do it out of courtesy lo haré por cortesía
modifier
courtesy bus (n) autobús (m) de cortesía
courtesy call (n) visita (f) de cumplido
courtesy car (n) coche (m) de cortesía
courtesy card (n) (US) tarjeta (f) (de visita)
courtesy coach (n) (Britain) autocar (m) or autobús (m) de cortesía
courtesy light (n) (Aut) luz (f) interna
courtesy title (n) título (m) de cortesía
courtesy visit (n)
courtesy call See culture box in entry courtesy.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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this is a courtesy call
esto es una llamada de cortesía
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