Translation of "dear" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪər/ us /dɪr/

dear adjective (LOVED)

B2 loved or liked very much

She was a very dear friend. 她是一位非常親密的朋友。
He was very dear to me. 他跟我非常親近。
This place is very dear to me - we came here on our honeymoon. 這個地方對我來講非常親切——我們曾到這裡度過蜜月。
What a dear (= very attractive) little kitten! 多麼可愛的小貓啊!
My dear Gina - how nice to see you! 我親愛的吉娜——見到你真是太好了!

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

Dear Kerry/Mum and Dad/Ms Smith/Sir 親愛的克裡/爸爸媽媽/史密斯女士/尊敬的先生

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dear adjective (EXPENSIVE)

mainly UK costing too much

The food was good but very dear. 這裡的飯菜不錯,就是太貴。



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

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

Oh dear! I've lost my keys again. 哦,天哪!我又把鎖匙弄丟了。
Dear me, it's already 4.30 and I said I'd be home by 5.00! 天哪,已經四點半了,我說過我五點前要到家的!
Dearie me, what a mess! 天哪,真是太亂了!


uk /dɪər/ us /dɪr/

[ C usually singular ] informal a kind person

Annie's such a dear - she's brought me breakfast in bed every morning this week. 安妮可真是個大好人——這周她每天早上都把早餐送到我的床邊。

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

Here's your receipt, dear. 親愛的,這是你的收據。
Would you like a drink, dear? 親愛的,你想喝一杯嗎?
Lovely to see you, my dear. 親愛的,見到你真是太好了。

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