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cariño

Translation of cariño in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 1.1 (afecto) le tengo mucho cariño a este anillo
    I'm very fond of o attached to this ring
    siento muchísimo cariño por ella
    I have a great affection o fondness for her
    I am very fond of her
    te ha tomado mucho cariño
    he's become very fond of you
    te lo presto, pero trátalo con cariño
    I'll lend it to you, but take good care of it
    cuando la veas dale mis cariños
    give her my love when you see her
    cariños por tu casa/a tu mujer (Latin America)
    (send my) love to your family/your wife
    niños sedientos de cariño
    children starved of affection
    cariños, Beatriz (en cartas) (esp (Latin America) )
    1.2 (Latin America) (caricia) hágale un cariñito a su tía
    give your aunt a hug ( o kiss etc)
    no pierden la ocasión de hacerse cariño
    they never miss a chance to have a little cuddle ( o a hug and a kiss etc)
    1.3 (como apelativo)
    dear
    honey
    love (British English)
    no llores cariño
    don't cry, dear
  • 2 (Chile) [colloquial] (pequeño obsequio) es solo un cariño
    it's just a little something
    como sea su cariño (Chile) [colloquial]
    whatever you can spare
Example sentences
  • Agradezco las muestras de cariño de mis colegas.
  • Esperando que siempre recuerden a Violeta con mucho cariño y amor.
  • Hoy cuando lo encuentro lo abrazo con enorme cariño.

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