Translation of dear in Spanish:
- 1 (loved) a very dear friend of mineun amigo mío muy queridodear (old) Jane, she's such a help to mela buena de Jane, me ayuda tantothat was when dear Dr Wentworth was still aliveeso pasó cuando todavía vivía el pobre or el buen Dr Wentworthit was his dearest wish/possessionera su mayor deseo/su bien más preciadoto be dear
tosomebodymemories that are very dear to himrecuerdos que le son muy caros or que significan mucho para élthat bracelet was very dear to heresa pulsera tenía gran valor (sentimental) para ellaa man dear to all our heartsun hombre querido de or por todosto hold somebody dear [formal]tener a alguien en mucha estimaI hold my reputation (very) dear
tenerle 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)my dear Henry, you cannot be serious¡pero Henry! ¡qué disparate!my dear Mrs Harper, I can assure you that …mi buena señora (Harper), le aseguro que …my dear girl/boy, how terrible for you!¡pero qué horror, hija mía/hijo mío!2.2 (in letter-writing)Dear Mr JonesEstimado Sr. JonesDear JimmyEstimado Jimmy(more affectionate)Dear Sir or Madam
Querido JimmyEstimado/a Señor(a)My dear Paul
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!¡pero qué ricura or monada (de niño)!they have the dearest (little) house
¡qué niño más majo (Spain) or (Latin America) más amoroso!tienen una casita monísimashe's a dear girles un encanto de chica
es 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?¿te costó muy caro?dear moneydinero (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)querido, (-da)not there, Sally, dear
cariñoallí no, Sally querida or cariñoJohn, my dear, bring me my slippersJohn, tesoro or corazón or (in Spain also) majo ¿me traes las pantuflas?my dearestquerido míosorry, dear, we're sold out how many coffees was it, dear?¿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)be a dear and answer the door for meanda, sé bueno y abre la puertahe's/she's such a deares un ángel or un cielo(you) poor dear!¡pobre ángel!the poor dear, he's got the flu
¡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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