(=darling) chéri (chérie) m/f
→ What's wrong, my dearest? You look tired.
Dearest Paul Mon cher Paul
Dearest Maria Ma chère Maria
→ Dearest Maria, Aren't I terrible, not coming back like I promised?
(=most cherished) my dearest hope mon plus grand espoir → It is my dearest hope that one day she will find the happiness she truly deserves. her dearest hope son plus grand espoir my dearest wish mon vœu le plus cher his dearest wish son vœu le plus cher →
nearest and dearest
sb's nearest and dearest
(=friends and relations) les êtres mpl chers à qn
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary
Ma chère Maria
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