complement
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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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complement
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (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).
2. (nautical)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the full complementla dotación, la tripulación
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I still have my full complement of teethtodavía conservo toda mi dentadura
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. complementar
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complement
noun
[ˈkɒmplɪmənt]
1 (gen) complemento (m)
to be a complement to complementar a; this wine is the perfect complement to smoked salmon este vino complementa perfectamente al salmón ahumado
2 [of staff] (esp on ship) dotación (f); personal (m)
the orchestra did not have its full complement of brass la orquesta no contaba con su sección de metales completa
transitive verb
[ˈkɒmplɪment] complementar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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