Translation of "dear" - English-Japanese dictionary


adjective uk /dɪər/ us /dɪər/

A1 used at the beginning of a letter, before the name of the person you are writing to

Dear Amy
Dear Sir/Madam

liked very much

She is a very dear friend.

UK expensive

The hotel was too dear.
exclamation uk /dɪər/ us /dɪər/
oh dear!

A2 used to express surprise and disappointment

Oh dear! I forgot my keys!
noun uk /dɪər/ us /dɪər/

used to address someone in a friendly way, especially a child or someone you love

Don’t cry, my dear.
Yes, dear?

(Translation of “dear” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)