Translation of "dear" - English-Japanese dictionary

dear

adjective uk /dɪər/ us /dɪər/

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

親愛なる(手紙の書出しで名前の前に加える)
Dear Amy
Dear Sir/Madam

liked very much

大事な
She is a very dear friend.

UK expensive

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

A2 used to express surprise and disappointment

おや、まあ(驚きや失望を表す)
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

(子供や愛する人に対する呼びかけ)いい子、いとしい人
Don’t cry, my dear.
Yes, dear?

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