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

More examples

  • We will always remember our dear departed friends.
  • In loving memory of my dear husband, who departed this life on 5 May, 1978.
  • My dear daughter arranged this whole holiday for me.
  • Emily is such a dear, kind person - she would never hurt anyone.
  • Look what those dear boys have bought me for my birthday!

dear adjective (EXPENSIVE)

comparative dearer, superlative dearest 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)