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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (term of endearment)
a. querido (said to a man)
I can't wait to see you, my dear!¡No puedo esperar para verte, querido!
b. querida (said to a woman)
My dear, I can't think of anyone more thoughtful than you.Querida, no puedo imaginar alguien más amable que tú.
My dear, you are so kind.Cariño, eres tan generosa.
I love you, my dear.Te amo, tesoro.
I'm so happy to see you, my dear.Me alegra verte, cielo.
2. (my beloved)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lauren is my dear friend whom I met in Los Angeles.Lauren es mi amiga entrañable a quien conocí en Los Ángeles.
My dear friend, what you're saying is foolishness.Mi querido amigo, lo que dices es una tontería.
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