Translation of dear in French:


Pronunciation: /dɪə(r)/



  • 1 [gen], cher/chère he's my dearest friend c'est mon meilleur ami to hold sb/sth dear être attaché/-e à qn/qch, chérir qn/qch
  • 2 (in letter) cher/chère Dear Sir/Madam Monsieur, Madame Dear Sirs Messieurs Dear Mr Jones Cher Monsieur Dear Mr and Mrs Jones Cher Monsieur, Chère Madame Dear Anne and Paul Chers Anne et Paul


  • oh dear! (dismay, surprise) oh mon Dieu! (less serious) aïe!, oh là là!

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