Spanish word of the week: cariño

el cariño NOUN affection

Lo recuerdo con cariño. I remember him with 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.

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.

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