Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday April 9, 2013

cariño, noun:
affection

In Spanish you can say that you ‘have affection for’ somebody, meaning that you’re very fond of them.

Lo recuerdo con cariño.
I remember him with affection.

To say that you become fond of somebody, use tomar cariño a.

Les tengo mucho cariño.
I’m very fond of them.

When you’re more than fond of somebody, you can call him or her cariño (darling), but remember - it doesn’t change its ending depending on whether the person you’re speaking to is male or female.

Le ha tomado cariño al gato.
He has become fond of the cat.

Ven aquí, cariño.
Come here, darling.


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