Spanish word of the week: cariño

This week’s Spanish word of the week is cariño

Cariño is a noun that means affection. To hear how cariño is pronounced, you can click the icon below.

Lo recuerdo con cariño. I remember him with affection.

Es una muestra de cariño. It is a token of affection.

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

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

Se tenían mucho cariño. They were very fond of each other.

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

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

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.

Ven aquí, cariño. Come here, darling.

Come back next week to learn a new word!

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