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fond

Pronunciation: /fɑːnd; fɒnd/

Translation of fond in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 (predicative/predicativo)fond of sb/sth/-ing she's very fond of Sue le tiene mucho cariño a Sue, quiere mucho a Sue he was fond of chocolate le gustaba el chocolate he's a bit too fond of criticizing other people es demasiado aficionado a criticar a los demás to grow fond of sb tomarle cariño a algn, encariñarse con algn
    Example sentences
    • The dead, as he is very fond of saying, don't care.
    • She had grown rather fond of the European drink and found it to be relaxing to sit and sip.
    • But over the years as he matured, she grew quite fond of him.
  • 2 (before noun/delante del nombre) 2.1 (loving) [gesture/look] cariñoso they were locked in a fond embrace estaban tiernamente abrazados with fondest regards con mi más sincero afecto 2.2 (indulgent) [parent/husband] demasiado complaciente
    Example sentences
    • Do you have any especially fond memories of those times that you might share?
    • He served from 1929 to 1955, leaving behind a legacy of material treasures as well as fond memories.
    • Believe it or don't, but Levine seems to have some pretty fond memories from his visits.
    2.3 (delusive, vain) [hope/illusion] vano
    Example sentences
    • That fond hope never materialised and there was no reason to suppose it would.
    • Even in defeat, he sees success and vows to contest again with the fond hope that he will emerge a victor one day.
    • In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.

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