A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (commitment)
a. promise
No me hagas una promesa así si no la puedes cumplir.Don't make me a promise like that if you can't keep it.
2. (promising)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ella es una joven promesa del arte de escultura.She brings such young talent to the art of sculpture.
Villarroel es nuestra promesa del equipo boliviano de fútbol.Villarroel is our new hope for the Bolivian football team.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compromiso)
a. promise
2. (persona)
a. promising talent
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1 (ofrecimiento) (gen) promise; (con compromiso formal) pledge
absolver a algn de su promesa to release sb from his promise; cumplir una promesa to keep a promise
no puedo cumplir la promesa que hice El Gobierno, aunque ha sido incapaz de cumplir su promesa de mejorar la vida de todos los ciudadanos Ahora me toca a mí luchar por cumplir esa promesa esperan que cumpla su promesa de acabar con el paro La medida se destina a cumplir una promesa hecha durante la campaña para las elecciones
faltar a una promesa to break a promise; go back on one's word
promesa de matrimonio promise of marriage
2 (persona)
la joven promesa del deporte español the bright hope of Spanish sport
jugador promesa promising player
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