Manner #1

  When receiving something, say "Thank you."

  别人给了自己什么东西,要说“谢谢”。

  Manner #2

  When asking for something, say "Please."

  问别人话的时候先说“请”。

  Manner #3

  Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency。

  不要打断大人们的谈话,除非真的有急事。

  Manner #4

  If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation。

  如果真的需要跟某人说话,最好先说一句“打扰了”。

  Manner #5

  When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later。

  如果在做一件事前拿不定主意,先去征求父母的意见和许可。

  Manner #6

  The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults。

  别人不关心你讨厌什么,所以一些批评言论最好只是跟朋友们随便说说,不要传得人尽皆知。

  Manner #7

  Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome。

  不要对别人品头论足,当然称赞他人的外表是必要的。

  Manner #8

  When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had。

  在朋友家做客时要向朋友的父母表达感谢。

  Manner #9

  When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are。

  当别人向你问好时,记得礼貌作答,并且也问候他们。


  Manner #10

  Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering。

  进房间前先敲门。

  Manner #11

  When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling。

  打电话时先讲明自己是谁,然后再找自己想要找的人。而不是一开口就问XXX在吗。

  Manner #12

  Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect。

  收到礼物后要表达感谢,手写的感谢信比发电子邮件要好。

  Manner #13

  Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant。

  别在大人面前说脏话,大人们对脏话了如指掌,并且他们已经厌倦那些词语了。

  Manner #14

  Don't call people mean names。

  不要对人口出恶言。

  Manner #15

  Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel。

  任何情况下都不要嘲笑别人,这只会显示出你自己的软弱,对被嘲笑的人来说也是件残酷的事。

  Manner #16

  Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best。

  看演出时就算再无聊也要保持安静,台上演出的人是付出了实实在在的努力的。

  Manner #17

  If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."

  撞到人的时候要立刻说抱歉。

  Manner #18

  Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public。

  咳嗽或者打喷嚏的时候要遮住嘴,并且公开场合不要抠鼻孔。

  Manner #19

  As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else。

  进出一扇门的时候记得停一小会,帮后面的人把门开着。

  Manner #20

  If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new。

  看到父母、老师或者邻居在忙什么的时候,问一句能不能帮手。帮忙的过程中你也会学到一点半点东西。

  Manner #21

  When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile。

  当大人请你帮忙做什么事的时候,别抱怨,记得带着微笑去完成。

  Manner #22

  When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again。

  别人帮了你的忙,记得说谢谢,这样他们下次也会乐意帮助你。

  Manner #23

  Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do。

  正确使用餐具。不知道怎么用的时候就问父母,或者观察其他大人是怎么使用的。

  Manner #24

  Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary。

  把餐巾放在大腿上,需要的时候拿来擦嘴。

  Manner #25

  Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed。

  不要伸手去拿桌子上离自己比较远的东西,请旁边的人帮你传过来。
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