Quick answer
"Complimenting" is a form of "compliment", a noun which is often translated as "el cumplido". Learn more about "compliment" below.
compliment(
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plih
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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. (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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