compliment

compliment(
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plih
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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.).
transitive verb
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).
(M)
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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compliment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
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).
(M)
to pay somebody a complimenthacer un cumplido a alguien
with complimentscon mis mejores deseos
to send one's compliments to somebodyenviar saludos or
compliments slipnota de cortesía
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to compliment somebody on somethingfelicitar a alguien por algo
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compliment
noun
[ˈkɒmplɪmənt]
1 (respect) cumplido (m); (flirtation) piropo (m); (flattery) halago (m)
what a nice compliment! ¡qué detalle!
that was meant as a compliment lo dije con buena intención
to pay sb a compliment (respectful) hacer cumplidos a algn; (amorous) echar piropos a algn; (flatter) halagar a algn
to return the compliment devolver el cumplido
I take it as a compliment that ... me halaga (el) que ...
2 compliments (greetings) saludos (m)
my compliments to the chef mi enhorabuena al cocinero
the compliments of the season felicidades (f)
to send one's compliments to sb enviar saludos a algn
"with compliments" "con un atento saludo"
with the compliments of the management obsequio de la casa; with the compliments of Mr Pearce con un atento saludo del Sr. Pearce; de parte del Sr. Pearce; with the author's compliments homenaje (m) or obsequio (m) del autor
transitive verb
[ˈkɒmplɪment]
to compliment sb on sth/on doing sth felicitar a algn por algo/por conseguir algo; they complimented me on my Spanish me felicitaron por mi español
modifier
[ˈkɒmplɪmənt]
compliment(s) slip (n) nota (f) de saludo; saluda (m); (Admin)
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