- 1 1.1 (ejecutar) [orden] to carry out para hacer cumplir la ley to ensure that the law is upheld o enforced los inquilinos que no cumplen estas normas tenants who do not abide by o comply with o observe these rules la satisfacción del deber cumplido the satisfaction of having done one's duty, the satisfaction of having performed o [formal] discharged one's duty no se cumplió el calendario previsto they failed to adhere to the proposed schedule 1.2 [promesa/palabra] to keep no cumple sus compromisos he doesn't honor o fulfill his obligations 1.3 (llenar, alcanzar) la solicitud debe cumplir los siguientes requisitos the application must fulfill the following conditions el edificio no cumple las condiciones mínimas de seguridad the building does not comply with o come up to o meet minimum safety standards los objetivos económicos que han de cumplirse cada año the financial goals which have to be met o must be achieved each year nunca llegó a cumplir esta ambición he never achieved o managed to achieve this ambition 1.4 (desempeñar) [papel] to perform, fulfill (AmE) fulfil (BrE) la organización no cumple su cometido the organization is not fulfilling its function cumplimos todos nuestros objetivos we achieved o accomplished all our aims
- 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 [humorous/humorístico] he won't see forty again [colloq & hum] mañana cumplimos 20 años de casados (AmL) 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
- 1 1.1cumplir
conalgo [con 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) lo invité a comer, creo que cumplí I took him out for lunch, so I think I've done my duty o [colloquial/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 dutycumplir conalgn con 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 [euf o hum] (en sentido sexual) 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 [euph or hum]
- 2 (en tercera persona) 2.1 [formal] (corresponder) me/nos cumple informarle que … [Corresp] I am/we are writing to inform you that … [formal] 2.2 [formal] (convenir) le cumple esforzarse más it behooves (AmE) o (BrE) behoves you to make more of an effort [dated or frml], , it is in your best interest that you should make more of an effort
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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.