English Monday #2 Complement vs Compliment

COMPLEMENT VS. COMPLIMENT

Halo sahabat PPIA UniSA. Kali ini, kita akan membahas dua kata yang bunyinya hampir sama namun artinya jauh berbeda. Pasangan katanya adalah “complement” dan “compliment”.

Ketika kita memilih course untuk diambil tiap semester, kita menemui adanya “complementary subject”. Ketika kita tampil dengan baik di kelas, dosen memberikan kita “compliment”. Saat kita sedang seminar, terkadang ada “complimentary snacks” yang bisa kita nikmati secara gratis.

Yuk kita cermati perbedaannya.

COMPLIMENT (noun/ kata benda ; verb/ kata benda)

Arti: an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration
Compliment bermakna sebuah ungkapan pujian atau kekaguman. Sebagai kata kerja, to compliment artinya memberikan pujian atau mengungkapkan kekaguman atas seseorang/ sesuatu.

Contoh:

  • For his best achievement, the dean of school gave him a compliment in front of all students. (noun)
  • The badge is a compliment from the company he had worked for thirty years. (noun)
  • Parents should compliment their kids when they are doing good. (verb)
  • My director complimented all of the employers of their hard work. (verb)

COMPLIMENTARY

Bentuk kata sifat (adjective) dari compliment adalah complimentary, artinya: bersifat pujian, atau sambutan (sering juga diartikan gratis).

Contoh:

  • The program director addressed a complimentary remarks for the committees of the program (pujian)
  • The airlines gave us some good complimentary (gratis)

COMPLEMENT (noun/ kata benda ; verb/ kata benda)

Arti: pelengkap (noun), melengkapi (verb)

Contoh:

  • A wine is a complement for a dinner. (noun)
  • Her blazer complements her look perfectly. (verb)

 

COMPLEMENTARY

Bentuk kata sifat (adjective) dari complement adalah complementary, artinya: bersifat melengkapi/ menjadi pelengkap.

Contoh:

  • I took one complementary course this semester.
  • They are so much different, but are complementary to each other.

 

Nah, sobat PPIA Unisa, jangan tertukar lagi ya. We’ll see you again next week.

 

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