Translation of compliment in Spanish:


cumplido, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑmpləmənt/ /ˈkɒmplɪm(ə)nt/ /ˈkɑmpləˌmɛnt/ /ˈkɒmplɪmɛnt/

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    (expression of praise)
    cumplido masculine
    halago masculine
    I meant it as a compliment lo dije como un cumplido / halago
    • he's received many compliments on his cooking le han alabado mucho lo bien que cocina
    • he was fishing for compliments andaba a la caza de / buscando cumplidos
    • the children are a compliment to both of you pueden estar orgullosos de sus hijos
    • my compliments to the chef felicitaciones al cocinero
    • I take it as a compliment that … me halaga que …
    • It was expected that a gentleman would pay a polite compliment to a lady of his acquaintance, but quite another matter to be seen to mean it.
    • I received a look of awkward horror followed by some hasty compliments, an expression of surprise and the insistence that it was ‘very competitive’.
    • If you have decided to be a strand style setter, enjoy the challenges, the hard work and the ultimate compliments and admiration for a style well designed.
    • Ever the party leader, he even offered a backhanded compliment to the protesters.
    • These compliments and encouraging expressions keep students positive and help them get through the class without dragging.
    • Being maid of honour is a pretty cool job really, and my taffeta monstrosity got lots of polite compliments.
    • His compliments were so polite and guarded but if you thought about them, they meant much.
    • I guess it's polite to start off a criticism with a compliment.
    • It's an enormous compliment to be told your work is something that's enjoyed and recommended to other folks.
    • He answers questions thoughtfully and politely, always thanking the questioner first when a compliment is offered.
    • Something about Gran's tone suggested that this was only a backhanded compliment.
    • Chambers likely is to receive the ultimate compliment this postseason - double coverage.
    • The ultimate compliment has come from the enemy camp.
    • I was paid a very sincere compliment this weekend.
    • Joe has extended his organic meals menu in recent months and has received many compliments.
    • The couples walked around the room receiving many compliments for their costumes.
    • On the one hand, I got a nice compliment from a reader.
    • John had displayed their work well and received many compliments for his dedication and initiative.
    • The best compliment I can give any restaurant is the one I give the Rosewater.
    • Thanks for your extensive constructive criticism and your compliments on my writing.
    • My compliments on their effort in this tournament.
    • My compliments on finally tackling this oily business.
    • Please give the cook my compliments on the wonderful food.
    • All concerned in the projects deserved congratulations and compliments.
    • Please give my sincere compliments and a well deserved Bravo!
    • I wanted to send my compliments for a well-balanced piece.
  • 2compliments plural

    (greetings, best wishes)
    saludos masculine
    give him my compliments salúdelo de mi parte
    • compliments slip tarjeta
    • Your host sends his compliments and asks that we hurry.

transitive verb

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    to compliment sb on sth felicitar a algn por algo
    • And I don't think a little thing like it being my native language should stop people from complimenting me on it.
    • ‘People are complimenting us a lot on our beer at the moment,’ he states.
    • People have been complimenting her on her new toned look and Fiona is already feeling the many physical benefits of being in better shape.
    • Incidentally, at least three people complimented me on the make-up and said I looked great and should do it more often.
    • But when people complimented him on his voice, Martin started to dream of going on stage.
    • Many local people have complimented us on our efforts, as has the national park.
    • Ask yourself what people tend to compliment you on the most.
    • Surround yourself with people that can compliment you so you can work together and then everybody can be successful.
    • Are you a shameless attention-seeker who can only get ego-gratification by having many people compliment you?
    • Suggest to others that they praise or compliment someone who could use it.
    • He also complimented all who took part and took the time to decorate the floats and make them presentable.
    • He complimented all the voluntary organisers and representatives for all they are doing to promote this very necessary task.
    • He also complimented the men on playing such an active part in branch activities.
    • You can also compliment your loved one on how smart he or she is.
    • The pupils sang appropriate motets and were highly complimented for their performance.
    • Most people will be highly complimented if you don't interrupt them until they're through.
    • They immediately broke out into smiles, shook my hands and graciously complimented me on my command of the language!
    • Nearly every time we stepped on the elevator, a Southern belle would graciously compliment a lady on her outfit.
    • She complimented the local organisers in achieving something that the national organisation was unable to do.
    • The teachers and pupils are also thanked and complimented for their efforts.