- 有礼貌的,客气的 having or showing that one has good manners and consideration for other people
- 有教养的,文雅的 of a superior class in society; refined
showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
marked by refinement in taste and manners;
"a genteel old lady"
not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others;
"even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"
- It is not polite of you to cut the speaker short.
- This boy is polite to everyone.
- You may be busy, but you should be polite at least.
- Don't answer back; it's not polite.
- She is fond of polite literature.
- She is a polite girl.
- A polite young lady came round checking off the guests one by one.
- At the exits polite assistants will take the goods and add up the cost.
- I like to deal with a polite clerk.
- She grew to know to be polite.
- Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.
- He was quite polite, of course, but somehow I didn't like his manner.
- You are too polite.
- John did not even bother to be polite.
- He's always so polite to people.
- Bob was polite even to his opponents.
- It is not polite to interrupt a speaker.
- It wasn't very polite of you to serve yourself without asking.
- It is polite that she accepts his invitation.
- naturally polite 自然而有礼貌
French, the polite language of her class.出自： V. S. Pritchett
Ostracised from polite society because she was living with a married man.出自： J. Uglow
- polite, civil, courteous
- Be civil in your speech.讲话要客气。
- He was very civil to us when we went to see him.我们去见他的时候,他待我们非常客气。
- She was pleased at the courteous way in which he addressed her.他跟她讲话时的那种谦恭的样子令她十分愉快。
- It was courteous of him to give his seat to my mother.他把座位让给我母亲真有礼貌。
误 Try to be more polite with him this time.
正 Try to be more polite to him this time.你撞开了门冲进房间是不礼貌的。
误 It wasn't polite for you to hammer in the door and then charged into the room.
正 It wasn't polite of you to hammer in the door and then charged into the room.
析 “对…有礼貌”英文是be polite to sb,不能用 with来代替to。在It is/was polite of sb to- v 结构中该动词不定式与polite以及句子的主语均存在逻辑上的主谓关系。不要客气,请吃糕点。
误 Don't be polite and eat the cakes yourself.
正 Make yourself at home and help yourself to the cakes.
析 polite指“客气”是指人的素质,而在家待客人时说“不要客气”意思是“不要拘束”,英语中通常应该说Make yourself at home,不能说Don't be polite。表示“自己吃…”,也应该说成help oneself to,其中to是介词。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自拉丁语的politus，意为优雅的。