complements of my wonderful brood of hens

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HolyUnicorn

Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect
Hello,

In Stardew Valley (a PC game), when I came for the egg hunter (a festival where participants hunt for eggs), someone greeted me:

Welcome to the Egg Festival...complements of my wonderful brood of hens.

How can I interpret “complements” here?
 
  • HolyUnicorn

    Senior Member
    Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect
    Thanks, SwissPete, sdgraham and dojibear. It should be "compliments" The subtitle in the game is wrong.
     
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    natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, see Compliment | Meaning of Compliment by Lexico
    with one's compliments
    Used to express the fact that what one is giving is free.
    ‘all drinks will be supplied with our compliments’
    ‘Please accept this free copy of The Word Among Us magazine with my compliments.’
    ‘We were very sorry to hear about the theft and we were happy to give them a replacement with our compliments and hope that they have a very merry Christmas.’
     
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