fondness
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fondness(
fand
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nihs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (affection)
a. el cariño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I always think of the years we spent together with great fondness.Yo siempre pienso en los años que pasamos juntos con mucho cariño.
b. el afecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Delia has always had a particular fondness for her uncle.Delia siempre sintió un afecto especial por su tío.
2. (liking)
a. la afición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We all in my family have a fondness for good food, and we greatly enjoy cooking.En mi familia todos le tenemos afición a la buena mesa y disfrutamos enormemente cocinando.
b. la debilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When it comes to falling in love, she clearly has a fondness for married men.Está claro que ella, a la hora de enamorarse, siente debilidad por los hombres casados.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He developed a fondness for books and reading at a very early age.Se aficionó a los libros y la lectura a una edad muy temprana.
I've always had a fondness for Catalan modernist architecture.Siempre me gustó mucho la arquitectura catalana modernista.
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fondness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (affection)
a. el cariño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. el afecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (liking)
a. la afición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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fondness [ˈfɒndnɪs]
noun
(for person) cariño (m);for por; (for thing) afición (f);for a
she had a great fondness for children
his fondness for cooking su afición a la cocina
I inherited my fondness for cooking from my grandmother my fondness for local wines has remained
there were rumours about her fondness for alcohol corrían rumores sobre su afición al alcohol
I've always had a fondness for sweets and pastries
he has a fondness for all things Italian le gusta mucho todo lo italiano; tiene inclinación por todo lo italiano; I remember my childhood with fondness recuerdo mi infancia con cariño
of smile, look, embrace she recalled the fondness of his smile
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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