Translation of "promise" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (SAY CERTAINLY) 肯定地说 uk us /ˈprɒm.ɪs/ US  /ˈprɑː.mɪs/

to tell someone that you will certainly do something

[ + to infinitive ] He promised faithfully to call me every week. 他信誓旦旦地保证每周都给我打电话。
[ + that ] The government have promised that they'll reduce taxes. 政府已承诺要减税。
[ + (that) ] Promise me (that) you won't tell him. 答应我你不会告诉他。
I'll have a look for some while I'm at the shops but I'm not promising anything. 我逛街的时候找找,但不敢保证能买到。
Can I have that book back when you've finished because I've promised it (= I have said I will give it) to Sara. 那本书你看完后能还给我吗,因为我答应把它给萨拉了。
[ + two objects ] Her parents promised her a new car if she passed her exams. 她父母答应如果她通过考试就送她一辆新车。
I've promised myself a long bath when I get through all this work. 干完所有这些工作后我要好好洗个澡。
[ + speech ] "I'll come round and see you every day, " she promised. “我会每天来看你的。”她保证道。
"I won't do anything dangerous." "You promise?" "I promise." “我不会做任何危险的事。”“你保证?”“我保证。”
"I won't have time to take you shopping this afternoon." "But you promised!" “今天下午我没时间带你去购物了。”“但你答应过的!”

(Translation of “promise verb (SAY CERTAINLY)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)