Translation of "dear" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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dearadjective

uk /dɪər/ us /dɪr/

dear adjective (LOVED)

B2 loved or liked very much

亲爱的,心爱的;可爱的
She was a very dear friend. 她是一位非常亲密的朋友。
He was very dear to me. 他是我非常亲近的人。
This place is very dear to me - we came here on our honeymoon. 这个地方对我来讲非常亲切——我们曾到这里度过蜜月。
What a dear (= very attractive) little kitten! 多么可爱的小猫啊!
My dear Gina - how nice to see you! 我亲爱的吉娜——见到你真是太好了!

A1 used at the beginning of a letter to greet the person you are writing to

(用于信的开头作问候语)亲爱的,尊敬的
Dear Kerry/Mum and Dad/Ms Smith/Sir 亲爱的克里/爸爸妈妈/史密斯女士/尊敬的先生

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dear adjective (EXPENSIVE)

mainly UK costing too much

昂贵的,高价的
The food was good but very dear. 这儿的饭菜不错,就是太贵。
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Idiom(s)

dearexclamation

uk /dɪər/ us /dɪr/ also old-fashioned dearie informal

A2 used in expressions of anger, disappointment, sadness, or surprise

天哪(表示恼怒、失望、伤心、吃惊等)
Oh dear! I've lost my keys again. 哦,天哪!我又把钥匙弄丢了。
Dear me, it's already 4.30 and I said I'd be home by 5.00! 天哪,已经4点半了,我说过我5点前要到家的!
Dearie me, what a mess! 天哪,真是太乱了!

dearnoun

uk /dɪər/ us /dɪr/

[ C usually singular ] informal a kind person

善良的人,和善之人,好人
Annie's such a dear - she's brought me breakfast in bed every morning this week. 安妮可真是个大好人——这周她每天早上都把早饭送到我的床边。

[ as form of address ] used to address someone you love or are being friendly to, not used between men

亲爱的(不用于男子之间)
Here's your receipt, dear. 亲爱的,这是你的收据。
Would you like a drink, dear? 亲爱的,你想喝一杯吗?
Lovely to see you, my dear. 亲爱的,见到你真是太好了。

(Translation of “dear” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)