Quick answer
"Completely" is an adverb which is often translated as "completamente", and "complete" is an adjective which is often translated as "completo". Learn more about the difference between "completely" and "complete" below.
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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. (entirely)
a. completamente
We want completely different things out of life.Queremos cosas completamente distintas de nuestras vidas.
b. totalmente
I completely agree with you.Estoy totalmente de acuerdo con ustedes.
c. por completo
The clothes haven't dried completely.La ropa no se ha secado por completo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having all parts)
a. completo
The complete course lasts six weeks.El curso completo dura seis semanas.
2. (not limited in any way)
a. total
Trying to convince her was a complete waste of time.Intentar convencerla fue una pérdida de tiempo total.
b. absoluto
The king had complete control over his subjects' lives.El rey tenía un control absoluto sobre la vida de sus súbditos.
3. (entirely done)
a. terminado
The building is almost complete.El edificio está casi terminado.
b. acabado
The training program will be complete by June.El programa de capacitación habrá acabado antes de junio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make whole)
a. completar
You can get a scholarship to complete your degree abroad.Puedes conseguir una beca para completar tus estudios en el extranjero.
b. cumplir
He has completed his sentence and will be released tomorrow.Ya ha cumplido su sentencia y será puesto en libertad mañana.
5. (to finish)
a. terminar
You need to complete your homework before watching any television.Si quieres ver televisión, antes tienes que terminar tu tarea.
6. (to fill in)
a. rellenar
Please complete the form and hand it to the nurse when you are ready to see the doctor.Por favor, rellene el formulario y entrégueselo a la enfermera cuando esté listo para ver al médico.
b. cumplimentar (formal)
If you would like further information, please complete the form.Si desea obtener información adicional, cumplimente el formulario.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to formalize a contract) (United Kingdom)
a. formalizar un contrato de compraventa
The purchaser of their house doesn't want to complete until next month.El comprador de la casa no quiere formalizar el contrato de compraventa hasta el mes que viene.
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