In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/behavior) cortés(person/behavior) educado(person/behavior) fino(reply/letter) cortés
- A pleasant and courteous gentleman, he was highly regarded as a neighbour and friend.
- I made the short walk to my booth number, and was greeted by two courteous and polite women.
- Walking someone to the door will once again be considered a courteous gesture.
- Your courteous manner generates a lot of goodwill and will also earn you respect.
- Andrew was a very gentle, courteous man with huge respect for everyone he worked with.
- They were respectful and courteous and asked my father's permission to speak to him alone.
- A polite, courteous, almost lavender man, he seems the model of bourgeois propriety.
- Ernest was an old fashioned sort, well mannered and courteous, quietly spoken, and above all a gentleman.
- One should not be arrogant or insolent but rather be kind, considerate and courteous towards them.
- But you can at least be polite, courteous and respect the fact that your views are very different to theirs.
- Sean was a pleasant, courteous and gracious neighbour who could always be relied on to lend a helping hand.
- Pleasant, courteous and gracious, Noreen was devoted to her family and friends.
- Women never say thank you when you are courteous and polite, only if you comment on their appearance.
- That will depend to a large extent on how courteous and considerate motorists are.
- More people were coming inside and Sarah was polite and courteous to every one of them.
- Remember to curtsey or bow, and be polite and courteous to everyone.
- But shop assistants insisted the star was polite and courteous throughout her visit.
- I remember being struck, the few times I met him, by how courteous his manner was.
- Tom was a pleasant courteous gentleman who was well liked in the local farming community.
- You need each other, so be courteous and considerate, as you would ask them to be to you.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.