In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(urbanidad, amabilidad)courtesypolitenessdesconoce las reglas de cortesía más elementales — he has no idea of common courtesy
- la trató con cortesía — he was polite to her
2de cortesía — complimentary
3(atención)le agradezco la cortesía — I would like to thank you for your kind invitation (or offer etc.)
- es una cortesía de la casa — it comes with the compliments of the house
- tuvo la cortesía de invitarnos — she was kind enough to invite us
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