Translation of dear in Spanish:
- 1 (loved) a very dear friend of minedear (old) Jane, she's such a help to meun amigo mío muy queridothat was when dear Dr Wentworth was still alivela buena de Jane, me ayuda tantoit was his dearest wish/possessioneso pasó cuando todavía vivía el pobre or el buen Dr Wentworthto be dearera su mayor deseo/su bien más preciado
tosomebodymemories that are very dear to himthat bracelet was very dear to herrecuerdos que le son muy caros or que significan mucho para éla man dear to all our heartsesa pulsera tenía gran valor (sentimental) para ellato hold somebody dear [formal]un hombre querido de or por todosI hold my reputation (very) deartener a alguien en mucha estimatenerle mucha estima a alguientengo en mucho mi reputaciónExample sentences
- She joined a whole secret league of the hunters after being separated from a friend very dear to her.
- She went quietly about her daily life and was held in fond regard by her dear friends.
- Let the honor of your friend be as dear to you as your own (Ethics of the Fathers 2: 15).
- 2 (in direct address) 2.1 (in speech) See examples:my dear Henry, you cannot be seriousmy dear Mrs Harper, I can assure you that …¡pero Henry! ¡qué disparate!my dear girl/boy, how terrible for you!mi buena señora (Harper), le aseguro que …2.2 (in letter-writing) See examples:Dear Mr Jones¡pero qué horror, hija mía/hijo mío!Dear JimmyEstimado Sr. JonesEstimado Jimmy(more affectionate)Dear Sir or MadamQuerido JimmyMy dear PaulEstimado/a Señor(a)Muy señor mío/señora míaMi querido PaulExample sentences
- Dear Friend: First, I want to tip my hat to you.
- "Dear friends world over, Nepal is closed for the time being.
- Dear BI Career Consultants: How can we measure the true impact of technology on learning and student success?
- An excellent idea, dear fellow, to not have a television.
- Charles, my dear fellow, you've no idea how wonderful that made me feel.
- I congratulate you, my dear fellow, I really do.
- 3 (lovable) what a dear little thing he is!they have the dearest (little) house¡pero qué ricura or monada (de niño)!¡qué niño más majo (Spain) or (Latin America) más amoroso!she's a dear girltienen una casita monísimaes un encanto de chicaes una chica majísima (Spain)Example sentences
- It was quite a pleasant excursion for the dear little thing.
- It would seem that Sammy's dear little darling sister has struck again.
- But Jimmy Grimble smells like a sweet and innocuous film from the get-go, thus we know someone's going to get their comeuppance, and it isn't dear little Jimmy.
- 4 (expensive) was it very dear?dear money¿te costó muy caro?dinero (masculine) caroExample sentences
- I don't use the blank rune any longer, but before the Age of the Internet when information was dear and costly, I used it and didn't have a problem with it.
- A Philadelphia customer admired the company's cut glass but hesitated to buy any because it was ‘most extravagantly dear.’
- She was forced to pay the £4 taxi fare from her benefits, which soon became too dear.
- 1 (as form of address)not there, Sally, dearquerido, (-da)John, my dear, bring me my slippersallí no, Sally querida or cariñomy dearestJohn, tesoro or corazón or (in Spain also) majo ¿me traes las pantuflas?sorry, dear, we're sold out how many coffees was it, dear?querido mío¿cuántos cafés me dijo?Example sentences
- On hearing our lament for a country gone frankly insane, she simply suggested, ‘Well, dears, why don't you move here?
- Never let it be said that I don't have high expectations of you, my dears.
- Make sure you don't spoil your dinner, dears.
- 2 [colloquial] (nice person) See examples:be a dear and answer the door for mehe's/she's such a dearanda, sé bueno y abre la puerta(you) poor dear!es un ángel or un cielothe poor dear, he's got the flu¡pobre ángel!¡pobrecito!el pobrecito tiene gripeExample sentences
- But Sara didn't know how she could cheer the little dear's father.
- Sanjuro, I am sure you are much more mature than my own son, so could you be a good sweet dear and pass me that bundt cake pan?
- The poor old dear was probably out of her mind with worry by now.
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