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I was partying last weekend with a couple of friends and some of their acquaintances. There was a girl wearing a pretty sexy and not that long dress who said she was in Kumpelmodus.
What does that mean?
She was telling you beforehand that she was not looking for a hookup. An advance "let's just be friends", if you will. Kumpel is a German expression for buddy, mate, pal.
She was telling you that she was not there for flirting.
A Kumpel is a friend, a pal, a buddy.
Basically, you've been preemptively friendzoned, as this might be called in certain corners of the internet ;-)
She was basically there to hang out and not looking for a hookup or anything romantic.
"Kumpel" = pal, buddy and "modus" = mode, so literally translated she said "I'm in pal/friend mode tonight.
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