Translation of "dear" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /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. 安妮可真是个大好人——这周她每天早上都把早饭送到我的床边。

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

Here's your receipt, dear. 亲爱的,这是你的收据。
Would you like a drink, dear? 亲爱的,你想喝一杯吗?
Lovely to see you, my dear. 亲爱的,见到你真是太好了。

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