cariño

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See also: carino and Carino

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly via Aragonese cariño, from Latin carere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈɾiɲo/ [kaˈɾi.ɲo]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iɲo
  • Syllabification: ca‧ri‧ño

Noun[edit]

cariño m (plural cariños)

  1. affection, fondness
    Synonyms: afecto, amistad, aprecio, estimación, querencia
  2. caress
  3. (used in the second person) dear, darling, honey, love
    Synonyms: amor, cielo, tesoro, vida
    Cariño, ya estoy en casa.
    Honey, I'm home.
  4. gift
    Synonyms: dádiva, regalo, obsequio
  5. wistfulness
    Synonyms: añoranza, nostalgia

Usage notes[edit]

  • This noun does not have a feminine form; even when addressing females, the used form is invariable.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: carinyo
  • Portuguese: carinho

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