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Old March 22, 2019, 03:13 AM
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when we say somebody is un interesado or a person is una interesada, in the sense that he or she is nice to you because somehow needs a favor or getting something out of you, how can we say that in English?
The first thing that comes to mind is Selfish, is there a more appropriate word?
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Old March 22, 2019, 08:37 AM
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When someone is nice to you only because they need a favor or because they want something, we can say any of the following things about them.

he's using me
he has an agenda (he's pushing his agenda)
he's a fair-weather friend
he's an opportunist / he's opportunistic
he's self-serving / self-centered / selfish
he's on the move (on the make)
he's only looking out for number one (himself)
he's a scheming individual (a schemer) / shifty individual / shady individual
she's a gold-digger (said of a woman who marries only for money)
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I can think of couple of other terms: He's or she's a manipulator. Most specifically you can say, she's or he's flattering me to get what he or she wants.
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Insincere ?

Disingenuous is another

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Old April 21, 2019, 09:56 PM
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Por interés te quiero Andrés...

Además de las aportaciones ya dadas, Oxford nos da:

Actúa solo por interés — he acts purely out of self-interest / in his own interest.

Con matices se podrían usar otros sinónimos:

he is a self-seeking/ self-serving individal

he acts out of self-obsession, self-absorption, self-regard, egocentrism, egotism, egomania, introversion, selfishness...

Y todas esas cosas... ;-)
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