From Old Spanish cumplir, complir, from Latin complēre, present active infinitive of compleō (however, the preservation of the -pl-, in comparison to henchir from implēre, indicates the word did not completely undergo a popular phonetic evolution, and a more conservative pronunciation was preserved, probably due to use among the learned upper classes). Compare Portuguese cumprir.
- to fulfil
- to complete
- to turn a certain age (usually succeeded by los)
Cumplí los 18 años el mes pasado.
- I turned 18 last month.
Ella vivió con sus padres hasta cumplir los 20 años.
- She lived with her parents until she turned 20.
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.