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23:34 Nov 25, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase:Promis
what does 'Promis' mean? does it mean promise? and what is the gender of the word?
Explanation: The word is actually a French word but might appear in a German context.
The male form is promis. The female form is promise. The neutral form is in trouble.
The [antiquated] German word Promesse (female gender) does/did mean _promise_ in some contexts.
Speaking of context:
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All the best, Tom.
Tom Funke Local time: 23:54 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2419