querido

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querido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (loved)
a. dear
Este jarrón era de mi querida abuela Aída.This vase belonged to my dear granny Aida.
b. beloved
Tras el exilio, nunca regresó a su patria querida.After his exile, he never went back to his beloved country.
2. (written salutation)
a. dear
Querido Manuel: te escribo esta postal en una mañana lluviosa.Dear Manuel, I'm writing you this postcard on a rainy morning.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(kind) (Andes)
a. nice
Su novio es muy querido.Her boyfriend is really nice.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (term of endearment)
a. dear
Sí, querida, ya saqué la basura.Yes, dear, I already took the trash out.
b. darling
¡Claro que iré, querido!Of course I'll go, darling!
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
5. (extramarital sexual partner)
a. lover
La mujer del panadero tenía un querido.The baker's wife had a lover.
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querido
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. dear
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (amante)
a. lover
3. (apelativo afectuoso)
a. darling
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queridoa querida
adjective
1 (amado) dear
queridos amigos, nos hemos reunido para ... dear friends, we are assembled here to ...; nuestra querida patria our beloved country; sus seres queridos his loved ones; queridos hermanos (Religión) dearly beloved; un alcalde querido por todos a mayor who is well-liked in the community; a popular mayor
2 (en cartas) dear
Queridos padres: Dear parents,
3 (And) nice
1 (uso apelativo) darling
¡sí, querido! yes, darling!
2 (amante) lover
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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