Translation of "promise" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (SAY CERTAINLY) 肯定地說 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. 他信誓旦旦地保證每週都打電話給我。
[ + that ] The government have promised that they'll reduce taxes. 政府已承諾要減稅。
[ + (that) ] Promise me (that) you won't tell him. 答應我你不會告訴他。
I'll have a look for some while I'm at the shops but I'm not promising anything. 我逛街的時候找找,但不敢保證能買到。
Can I have that book back when you've finished because I've promised it (= I have said I will give it) to Sara. 那本書你看完後能還給我嗎,因為我答應莎拉要給她了。
[ + two objects ] Her parents promised her a new car if she passed her exams. 她父母答應如果她通過考試就送她一輛新車。
I've promised myself a long bath when I get through all this work. 做完所有這些工作後我要好好洗個澡。
[ + speech ] "I'll come round and see you every day, " she promised. 「我會每天來看你的。」她保證道。
"I won't do anything dangerous." "You promise?" "I promise." 「我不會做任何危險的事。」「你保證?」「我保證。」
"I won't have time to take you shopping this afternoon." "But you promised!" 「今天下午我沒時間帶你去購物了。」「但你答應過的!」

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