An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (loving)
a. cariñoso
She gave me a fond look and kissed me goodbye.Me echó una mirada cariñosa y me dio un beso de despedida.
The grandmother gave each of her grandkids a fond kiss on the cheek.La abuela le dio a cada uno de sus nietos un beso cariñoso en la mejilla.
2. (having affection for)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm awfully fond of Barcelona. I'd love to live there again someday.Me gusta muchísimo Barcelona. Me encantaría volver a vivir allí algún día.
Though we weren't friends at first, I've grown fond of him over the years.Aunque no éramos amigos al principio, con los años me encariñé con él.
3. (liking)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's quite fond of talking about his money.Le gusta hablar de su dinero.
My grandmother has always been fond of macaroons.A mi abuela siempre le han gustado los macarrones.
4. (naive)
a. vano
She always had a fond hope of becoming an actor, but I don't think she's cut out for it.Siempre tuvo la vana esperanza de ser actriz, pero no creo que esté hecha para eso.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
to be fond of somebodytenerle cariño a alguien
to become fond of somebodyencariñarse con alguien
she was fond of the occasional whiskeyle gustaba tomarse un whisky de vez en cuando
2. (loving)
a. cariñoso(a)
fond memoriesrecuerdos entrañables
3. (hope, belief)
a. vano(a)
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fond [fɒnd]
fonder (comparative)fondest (superlative)
to be fond of sb tener cariño a algn; querer mucho a algn; I am very fond of Inga a Inga le tengo mucho cariño or la quiero mucho
Grandfather was very fond of me She was especially fond of a little girl named Betsy he's not overly fond of tourists
they were very fond of each other se tenían mucho cariño; se querían mucho
Daniel and Lauren are very fond of each other
I've become or grown fond of him me he encariñado con él; le he cogido cariño
She had become so fond of him After having spent so many hours talking to her I had grown very fond of her
to be fond of sth: she is very fond of marmalade/shopping le gusta mucho la mermelada/ir de compras; she is very fond of animals le gustan mucho los animales
He was fond of marmalade
he's very fond of his old Mini le tiene mucho cariño a su viejo Mini
She is fond of collecting rare carpets I'm not very fond of housework He became very fond of the garden Over the years I've grown very fond of London I'm not terribly fond of Shaw's plays
he is very fond of handing out advice es demasiado aficionado a dar consejos
he was fond of pointing out that children in the past were to be seen and not heard. My grandmother was also very fond of telling me that virtue brings its own reward Communist leaders in the region were fond of saying that AIDS was a Western capitalist disease
he became or grew very fond of gardening le cogió gusto a la jardinería
3 (affectionate) [+wife, parent, relative] cariñoso; afectuoso
Scott wrapped an arm around her like a fond uncle He was obviously a fond father and probably a fond husband ...a very fond friend of the Duke and Duchess She is a fond aunt to her nephews and nieces Unhappy memories of his days at boarding school made the Duke decide against sending his son away to school. Instead, the fond father is planning to enrol the boy at the village primary His fond wife's first emotion at hearing of his appointment was hilarity at the notion of him in a top hat He was the only son of an elderly father and a fond but critical mother
she gave him a fond smile le sonrió cariñosa; they exchanged fond looks intercambiaron miradas cariñosas
while his fond parents looked on
to bid sb a fond farewell bid a fond farewell to sb despedirse de algn cariñosamente
I packed my toothbrush and bid a fond farewell to my loved ones
4 (pleasant)
to have fond memories of sth tener muy buenos recuerdos de algo
He has has fond memories of his last visit to London I have very fond memories of living in our village
5 (foolish) [+belief, hope] ingenuo; vano
She wore a black poncho over her shirt and shorts, and navy sneakers, in the fond belief she would be invisible in the dark My fond hope is that we will be ready by Christmas time
in the fond belief that con la ingenua or vana creencia de que
all those ignoramuses who waving their Union Jacks in the fond belief that it is the flag of England
6 (fervent) [+wish] ferviente
it is my fondest hope that /a lasting peace will be established/ ...his fond hope that progress will soon be made in the peace talks it was his fondest wish that.../ his son should go to Eton/ It had been the fondest wish of Jose's life to have his son accepted at that Ivy League university
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