Translation of affection in Spanish:


cariño, n.

Pronunciation /əˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/

See Spanish definition of cariño


  • 1

    cariño masculine
    afecto masculine
    you could show him a little more affection podías ser un poco más cariñoso con él
    • the children were in need of affection los niños estaban necesitados de cariño / afecto
    • to win sb's affection ganarse el cariño / afecto de algn
    • I have a great affection for her le tengo muchísimo cariño
    • great displays of affection grandes muestras / demostraciones de cariño / afecto
    • to remember sth/sb with affection recordar algo/a algn con cariño
    • And I think about that so often, because of the universality of people's love and affection for their dads.
    • Douglas showed respect and affection for the people he portrayed.
    • Such performers have an intimacy with and affection for the people they imitate that a mere jester doesn't.
    • I have a real personal admiration and affection for him, and I hope and believe he does for me as well.
    • This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.
    • And Canadians have always had this sort of affection for us and we've always had this affection for the Canadian people.
    • Family members played some traditional airs at the Mass in appreciation of Maureen's great love and affection for the music.
    • His love for children and affection for the sick have endeared him to all.
    • ‘He was a real gentleman and a lot of people had great affection for him,’ she said.
    • I have a great affinity and affection for my American counterparts.
    • The people who work with her feel I think a lot of respect and affection for her, and she unleashes people's energies.
    • He felt almost intoxicated with admiration and affection for this man.
    • And I know I'll never ever lose affection for the people and place that once played such an important role in my life.
    • The director… suddenly begins to show affection for the people on the stage.
    • There is still embedded in Irish culture a deep respect and genuine affection for the Pope and the office of the Papacy.
    • But, out of respect and affection for Dave, I'll add it to the growing list of banned words.
    • He was devoted to his family and his concern, care and affection for them was of the highest calibre.
    • When I go out and about people have incredible affection for me and I think well, that's not bad.
    • Like all the veterans who fought in Holland, he has tremendous affection for the Dutch people.
    • It's my party after all and I have both loyalty and affection for those who carry our banner forward.
  • 2affections plural

    to trifle with sb's affections jugar con los sentimientos de algn
    • she has a special place in my affections le tengo un cariño muy especial
  • 3 formal

    afección feminine formal
    • Elder flowers are a popular herbal treatment for all bronchial and pulmonary affections.
    • The manipulations that are now taught under the name of ‘massage’ are useless for the treatment of local affections.
    • Cyanosis with shortness of breath is more frequent in pulmonary than cardiac affections.
    • I suffered from an affection of the sight, which forbade all use of the eyes for purposes of study.
    • He suffered from an affection of the bladder, and was at length compelled to resort to a surgical operation for relief.