Quick answer
"Complement" is a noun which is often translated as "el complemento", and "don't" is an adverb which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "complement" and "don't" below.
complement(
kam
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pleh
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mihnt
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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. (thing that completes)
a. el complemento
(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).
New technology is a complememt to classroom teaching, not a substitute for it.La nueva tecnología es un complemento, y no un sustituto, de la enseñanza en el aula.
2. (required number)
a. la dotación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many schools are functioning without a full complement of teachers.Muchas escuelas están funcionando con una dotación de profesores menor que la estipulada.
b. la miembro de tripulación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(nautical)
The ship had lost three of its complement in the battle.El buque había perdido a tres miembros de su tripulación en la batalla.
3. (grammar)
a. el complemento
(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).
In the sentence "Keith is my brother.", "my brother" is the complement of "Keith is".En la frase "Keith is my brother.", "my brother" es el complemento de "Keith is".
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to match)
a. complementar
The sommelier can recommend wines to complement your chosen dishes.El sumiller puede recomendar vinos que complementen los platos que hayas elegido.
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don't(
dont
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. no
Don't tell me. I don't want to know.No me lo digas. No lo quiero saber.
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