Etiquette is a code of polite conduct. If you practice proper etiquette, you are less likely to offend or annoy people — and you may even charm them.

  • Pronunciation: /ˈetɪket/
  • English Description: the formal rules for polite behaviour in society or in a particular group
  • Chinese Translation: 礼仪(Li3 Yi2)
  • Spanish Translation: etiqueta
  • STORY: Many people think etiquette is about table manners in fancy restaurants, but quite simply, it is expected behavior that shows respect, meant to make everyone feel comfortable. For example, an etiquette book will tell you to bring a little gift when you are a dinner guest in someone's home, especially if it is your first visit — you know what is expected of you, and your gift shows respect and gratitude.


  • A large part of his stand-up is obsessively detailed humor about etiquette and mores.New York Times Apr 19, 2015

  • Another is social: there is no etiquette governing how those who wish to replicate results should behave towards those whose work they examine.

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