Translation of "dear" - English-Spanish 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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /diə/

high in price

The prices in that shop are rather dear.

very lovable

He is such a dear little boy.

(with to) much loved

She is very dear to me.

used as a polite way of addressing someone, especially in a letter

Dear Sir.
dearly adverb

very much or very strongly

mucho, muchísimo
I would dearly like to see you
She loved him dearly.
dear interjection ( dear! / oh dear!)

mild expressions of regret, sorrow, pity etc

¡Dios mío!, ¡ay, Dios!, ¡vaya!
Oh dear! I’ve forgotten my key.

(Translation of “dear” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)