Quick answer
"Comp" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dar gratis", and "verb" is a noun which is often translated as "el verbo". Learn more about the difference between "comp" and "verb" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give for free)
a. dar gratis
They comp my drinks whenever I come to this casino.Me dan las bebidas gratis cada vez que vengo a este casino.
b. no cobrar
The manager apologized profusely and agreed to comp their hotel rooms.El gerente se deshizo en disculpas y consintió en no cobrarles la habitación de hotel.
c. dar gratis
People treat you differently when you're famous. They comp you tickets to shows, they give you special treatment.La gente te trata diferente si eres famoso. Te dan entradas a conciertos gratis, te dan trato especial.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (music; to accompany)
a. tocar el acompañamiento
The guitar plays in unison with the horns for this four-bar phrase, and then he goes back to comping.La guitarra toca al unísono con los metales durante esta frase de cuatro compases y después regresa a tocar el acompañamiento.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to play as accompaniment)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's OK for the guitarist to lay out, especially at the beginning of a solo. If you're comping chords the whole the time, it can sound monotonous.Está bien que guitarrista deje de tocar, sobre todo al principio de un solo. Si tocas acordes de base todo el tiempo, puede sonar monótono.
The pianist often comps chords during the head of a salsa tune, but for the energy to take off in the montuno section, you need the tumbao.El pianista toca acordes de acompañamiento a menudo durante el cuerpo de un tema de salsa, pero para que arranque la energía del montuno, tiene que estar el tumbao.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el verbo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A complete sentence must have a verb. Una oración completa debe tener un verbo.
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