Quick answer
"Compliment" is a noun which is often translated as "el cumplido", and "accolade" is a noun which is often translated as "el honor". Learn more about the difference between "compliment" and "accolade" below.
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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. (praise)
a. el cumplido
(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).
Anthony blushed when he heard his husband's compliment.Anthony se ruborizó al escuchar el cumplido de su marido.
b. el halago
(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).
She is so sweet; I only have compliments for her.Es tan dulce; solo tengo halagos para ella.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to praise)
a. felicitar
I just wanted to compliment you for the fantastic dinner you prepared.Solo quería felicitarte por la fantástica cena que has preparado.
b. halagar
I always feel uncomfortable when someone compliments me.Siempre me siento incómoda cuando alguien me halaga.
compliments
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (greetings)
a. los saludos
(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).
He gave me compliments from his sister for you.Me dio saludos de su hermana para ti.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Please give my compliments to the director.Mi enhorabuena al director.
Send my compliments to your mum!¡Saluda a tu madre de mi parte!
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accolade
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (honor)
a. el honor
(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).
Stephen graduated with accolades.Stephen se graduó con honores.
2. (award)
a. el premio
(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).
The singer was honored with the people's choice accolade.El cantante fue honrado con el premio de la elección del público.
b. el galardón
(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).
The coach offered thanks for having received the accolade for best coach in the league.El entrenador dio las gracias por haber recibido el galardón al mejor entrenador de la liga.
3. (praise)
a. el elogio
(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).
The critics heaped accolades on the cast for their production.El reparto se llevó todos los elogios de la crítica por su puesta en escena.
4. (knighthood)
a. la acolada
(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).
The king asked the man whether he agreed to accept the accolade of knighthood.El rey le preguntó al hombre si estaba de acuerdo en aceptar la acolada de la caballería.
b. el espaldarazo
(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).
The queen bestowed the honor of knighthood on the young man with an accolade.La reina le otorgó el honor de la caballería al joven con un espaldarazo.
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