English-German translation for "polite"

"polite" German translation

polite
[pəˈlait]adjective | Adjektiv adj

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examples
  • polite arts
    selten schöne Künste
    polite arts
  • polite letters (or | oderod learning)
    selten schöne Wissenschaften
    polite letters (or | oderod learning)
  • polite society
    feine Gesellschaft
    polite society
  • poliert, glatt
    polite polished obsolete | obsolet, begrifflich veraltetobs
    polite polished obsolete | obsolet, begrifflich veraltetobs
  • polite syn vgl. → see „civil
    polite syn vgl. → see „civil
in a polite (friendly) way
höflich (freundlich)
in a polite (friendly) way
Es ist nicht korrekt, einen Kollegen mitten in der Rede zu unterbrechen.
And it is not very polite to interrupt a colleague while he is speaking.
Source: Europarl
Dort über Parteigrenzen hinweg das Bemühen um einen korrekten, verbindlichen Ton.
In that debate, efforts were made to maintain a polite, friendly tone across party boundaries.
Source: Europarl
Wir sind viel zu höflich.
We are being far too polite.
Source: Europarl
Moderaten und höflichen Druck oder maximalen Druck?
Moderate and polite pressure or maximum pressure?
Source: Europarl
Dies wäre eine Frage der Höflichkeit gewesen.
It would have been polite.
Source: Europarl
Daher werde ich mich kurz fassen, um höflich zu bleiben.
I shall therefore try to be brief in order to be polite.
Source: Europarl
Bitten oder bestrafen man kann sich nur für eines entscheiden.
Polite requests or punishment: you have a choice.
Source: Europarl
Hören wir doch auf, höflich und politisch korrekt zu sein.
Let us stop being polite and politically correct.
Source: Europarl
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