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cumplir

Translation of cumplir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 (años/meses) mañana cumple 20 años
    she'll be o she's 20 tomorrow
    ¿cuándo cumples años?
    when's your birthday?
    ¡que cumplas muchos más!
    many happy returns!
    ¡que los cumplas muy feliz!
    have a very happy birthday!
    ese ya no cumple los cuarenta [humorístico]
    he won't see forty again
    [familiar] [humorístico]
    mañana cumplimos 20 años de casados (América Latina)
    tomorrow we'll have been married 20 years
    tomorrow is our 20th wedding anniversary
    la huelga cumple hoy su tercer día
    this is the third day of the strike

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1cumplir con algo (un deber/una obligación)cumplimos con nuestro deber
    we did our duty
    yo cumplí con lo que se me había asignado
    I carried out the task assigned to me
    I carried out o performed o [formal] discharged the duties assigned to me
    no cumplió con los trámites legales previstos
    he failed to comply with the relevant legal procedure
    cumple con su trabajo
    he does his job
    1.2 (con una obligación social) See examples: lo invité a comer, creo que cumplí
    I took him out for lunch, so I think I've done my duty o [familiar] my bit
    a ver si por una vez cumples
    I hope you'll do as you say o you'll keep your word for once
    nos invitó solo por cumplir
    she only invited us because she felt she ought to o she felt it was the thing to do o she felt it was expected of her
    she only invited us out of duty
    cumplir con alguiencon los Pieri ya hemos cumplido
    as far as the Pieris are concerned, we've done what was expected of us o we've done our duty by them
    1.3 [eufemístico] (en sentido sexual) See examples:se queja de que ya no cumple
    she complains that he doesn't do his duty as a husband o doesn't fulfill his conjugal duties any more
    [eufemístico]
  • 2 (en tercera persona) 2.1 [formal] (corresponder) See examples: me/nos cumple informarle que … (Correspondencia)
    I am/we are writing to inform you that …
    [formal]
    2.2 [formal] (convenir) See examples: le cumple esforzarse más
    it behooves (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) behoves you to make more of an effort
    [anticuado]
    it is in your best interest that you should make more of an effort

also: cumplirse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (plazo) mañana se cumple el plazo para pagar el impuesto
    tomorrow is the last day o is the deadline for paying the tax
    hoy se cumple el primer aniversario de su muerte
    today marks o is the first anniversary of her death
Example sentences
  • La capital ecuatoriana cumple hoy 477 años de fundación española.
  • Se necesita señorita para cumplir funciones de secretaria y apoyo en área de contabilidad.
  • Como reproductor multimedia el Wave cumple a cabalidad.

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