prometerse
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prometerse(
proh
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meh
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tehr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (in marriage)
a. to get engaged
Se prometieron el fin de semana pasado y se casarán el mes que viene.They got engaged last weekend and will get married next month.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to give one's word to oneself)
a. to promise oneself
Se prometió unas vacaciones en Hawaii después de acabar su licencia.She promised herself a vacation in Hawaii after finishing her degree.
prometer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give one's word)
a. to promise
Prometo que estaré siempre contigo.I promise that I'll be with you forever.
4. (to predict)
a. to promise
Todos los meteorólogos prometen un día de nieve este jueves.All of the meteorologists promise there will be snow this Thursday.
b. to assure
Nuestro líder de marketing promete un aumento en ingresos este año.Our marketing lead assures an increase in revenue this year.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to have potential)
a. to be promising
Esta película promete. Ha ganado muchos premios.This movie is promising. It's won lots of awards.
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prometer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to promise
(te) lo prometoI promise
te prometo que no mientoI promise you I'm not lying
prometer el cargoto be sworn in
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (tener futuro)
a. to be promising
el programa de fiestas prometethe program for the celebrations looks promising
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (novios)
a. to get engaged
4. (colloquial)
a.
se las promete muy feliceshe thinks he's got it made
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prometer
transitive verb
1 (dar palabra) to promise
le han prometido unas vacaciones they've promised her a holiday; ¡te lo prometo! I promise!; prometió llevarnos al cine he promised to take us to the cinema
2 (asegurar) to assure
te prometo que se acordará de mí I can assure you he will remember me; no me verás más, te lo prometo you won't see me again, (that) I can assure you
3 (augurar) to promise
esto promete ser interesante this promises to be interesting; esto no nos promete nada bueno this does not look at all hopeful for us; this promises to be pretty bad for us
4 (Religión)
prometer hacer algo to take a vow to do sth
intransitive verb
(tener porvenir) to have promise; show promise
este jugador promete this player has o shows promise
pronominal verb
prometerse
1
prometerse algo to expect sth; promise o.s. sth; nos habíamos prometido algo mejor we had expected sth better
prometérselas muy felices to have high hopes
2 [+novios] to get engaged
se prometió con él en abril she got engaged to him in April
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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