adj (-er, -est)
- 1 (pred)fond
ofsb/sth/ -ingshe'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 algnMore 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 n) 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 complacienteMore example sentences2.3 (delusive, vain) [hope/illusion] vano
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- 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.
- 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.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.