polite
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polite(
puh
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layt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (courteous)
a. educado
A polite lady always says "Thank you." - Yes, Grandma.Una señorita educada siempre da las gracias. - Sí, abuelita.
Your children are so polite!¡Tus hijos son muy educados!
2. (behaved)
a. educado
The boy was very polite, he didn't misbehave once.El niño fue muy educado, no se portó mal ni una vez.
3. (respectful)
a. respetuoso
They were taught to always be polite and listen to their grandfather's stories.A ellos se les enseñó ser respetuosos y escuchar los cuentos de su abuelo.
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polite
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. educado(a), cortés
to be polite to somebodyser amable or educado(a) con alguien
it's not polite to…no es de buena educación…
in polite societyentre gente educada
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polite [pəˈlaɪt]
adjective
[+person] cortés; educado; [+smile] cortés; amable; [+request] cortés
he was very polite to me fue muy cortés or educado conmigo; I was too polite to ask no pregunté por educación or cortesía; he said he liked it but I think he was just being polite dijo que le gustaba pero creo que lo hizo solo por cumplir
Davidoff was a polite man, standing when Stuart arrived he was a polite man; he let the young detective have his say I sensed something was amiss. The polite smile had faded from my director's face "Wayne Newton?" Dr. Jonsen asked with a polite smile
it's polite to ask permission es de buena educación pedir permiso; it's not polite to stare es una falta de educación or es de mala educación quedarse mirando a la gente
his speech received polite applause su discurso recibió el aplauso de rigor or cortesía
that's not the sort of thing you do in polite company ese no es el tipo de cosa que harías entre gente educada or fina
they sat there making polite conversation estaban ahí sentados, dando conversación para quedar bien
he showed a polite interest in my work mostró interés en mi trabajo solo por cumplir
in polite society en la buena sociedad
certain words are vulgar and not acceptable in polite society How should one eat a banana in polite society? MARIE Stopes outraged polite society in 1918 by suggesting that women should be allowed to enjoy sex in marriage
that's not a very polite thing to say esas cosas no se dicen
I was trying to think of a polite way to say no buscaba una forma de decir "no" sin ofender
"cosy" is the polite word for the flat's dimensions siendo generoso, podría decirse que las dimensiones del piso lo hacen acogedor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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