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3 of the best translations for polite:

cortés, amable, and pulido

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"courteous"

cortés

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"amiable/nice"

amable

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"polished"

pulido

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"She is a person who has good manners and is polite in dealing with others."

Ella es una persona educada.

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Upbringing in general/manners in particular

educación

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when a person has decent manners, they are ___

educado.

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"Rude"

mal educado, sin educación, de poca educación.

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"Rude/foul mouthed"

grosero

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"He was very rude to us."

Se portó muy grosero con nosotros.

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On being introduced to a person, you can say (in roughly descending order of frequency):

mucho gusto, tanto gusto, encantado

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What you say when you meet someone that you've been dying to meet:

muchísimo

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Greeting a person that you already know (descending order of formality):

¿Cómo está? or ¿Cómo está usted?/¿Cómo le va?/ ¿Qué tal?/ ¿Cómo estamos?/ ¿Cómo estás?/ ¿Qué hay de nuevo?/ ¿Qué pasó or Qué pasa (varies by country)?/ ¿Qué me cuentas? or Qué me dices?

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After being thanked, you can say:

por nada, de nada, no hay por que, no hay de que.

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Asking permission while asking someone to move over or let you by (decreasing order of formality):

1. con permiso, 2. ¿Me permite? 3. Perdón, 4. ¿Se puede?, 5. Com per' 6. Hágase un poco para allá, por favor. 7. Abreme espacio or Abremebe cancha. 8. Hazte pa'llá

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alternative to 'por favor'

si es tan amable

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A coffee, please

Un café, si es tan amable

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"Coming through!"

¡Golpe avisa!

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"Scoot over a little" (with a friend) (hacer)

Hazte pa'llá

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"Get out of the way" (with a stranger) (hacer)

Hazte pa'llá

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Asking permission when someone is CLEARLY in the way (ironically) (permitir)

¿Me permite?

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Asking to see something in a store (poder)

¿Se puede? (if it's obvious) or ¿Se puede ver?

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"Make yourself at home"

Está usted en su casa

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"bring me a coffee?" (traer)

¿Me trae un café, por favor?

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Formal way: "bring me a cigar?" (permitir)

¿Me permite un cigarro?

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"Lend me your pen."

Me prestas tu pluma.

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"Can I have your pen (forever?)"

¿Me regalas tu pluma?

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"Pass the ashtray over here, would ya?"

¿Me pasas el cenicero?

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Synonym for "prestar" (used colloquially):

pasar

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"May I have a cigarette?" (poder, tomar)

¿Puede tomar un cigarro?

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To ask for someone on the phone (more formal) (poder comunicar)

¿Me puede comunicar con el Sr.?

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To ask for someone on the phone (informal) (por ahí)

¿Ésta por ahí ____?

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"Speaking" when someone calls and asks for you:

Él habla

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When you need to interrupt someone that is talking (permitir)

¿Me permite un momento?

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When you pass by someone who is eating (if you know them) say:

provecho or buen provecho

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less formal departures say (cuidar, portar)

Cuídate and Pórtate bien

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If it's nighttime and the person is presumably leaving to go home to sleep say (descansar)

Que descanses

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If someone says 'hasta luego,' reply:

Nos vemos.

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If someone says 'nos vemos,: reply:

hasta luego