You use lieb in phrases like “my dear colleague”, “dear girl” or “my dear Richard” when addressing someone you know and like. You can also use such expressions in a rude way to indicate that you think you are superior to the person you are addressing.
The last sentence is correct! “My love” can be used either as “my dear Anne” or simply “my love” with the person you’re calling implying “my love”.
From the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English my dear/darling/love etcused when speaking or writing to someone you love or care deeply about Happy Birthday, my love.
“My love” can be used among close relatives, especially by a woman towards her young children or grandchildren. But it’s also a bit dated. A few generations ago it may have been used by almost everyone for a close relative or child.
1 Beloved; valuable. 2 used in conventional forms of address preceded by a title or name, as in “Dear Sir” or “My Dear Mr Smith”. 3 postpositive; after: too important; close.
I think the word “dear” is okay when addressing your close friends. I do this very often and it’s not that cumbersome. As for Honey, that would mean something more than friends or very close friends who wouldn’t mind being approached at all!
In particular, “Dear my friend” is acceptable in their English and I suspect this is because “dear” in that sentence is not an adjective but an adverb meaning “with love and respect ” means (Merriam -Webster), or they take “rather” as a preposition and confuse “dear friend” with “to my friend”.
Within an intimate relationship (man/woman, woman/woman, man/man), everything is allowed; and maybe from a child to an older parent you would hear “rather” or “darling” more. PS A man may refer to another man as his “dear friend”, but it would be unusual (not outrageous) to address him that way.
If someone calls you “darling”, “sweetheart”, “sweetheart” or something like that, you should take that as a compliment. This is true whether the person calling is a woman or a man, and it doesn’t matter whether the person is a friend, relative or stranger; it would be a very nice comment.
It means the same as “sweetheart” or “darling”. Older people who have been married a long time may call themselves “love”. Or a grandmother calls her granddaughter “love”. I don’t know many young people who call themselves sweet. It’s an old-fashioned word.
Languages that refer to people you don’t know in the form of pet names (‘Meine Liebe’, ‘Darling’, ‘Love’, and ‘Dear’ when used in the language) are condescending, condescending, and encourage the trivialization. These forms should only be used if the interlocutor has a close relationship with the speaker.
‘Dear’ is the only real addition to the standard ‘Darling’ that most couples will need, perhaps with a ‘Love’ and a standard ‘Darling’ thrown in here and there. For the 60th anniversary, many British couples are content with a few grunts over breakfast tea and toast.
Definitions of dear. a loved one; used as a term of endearment. Synonyms: beloved, sweetheart, darling, love. Kind of: lover. a person who loves someone or is loved by someone.
loved or beloved: a dear friend. (used in the salutation of a letter as an expression of affection or respect, or as a traditional greeting): Dear Sir.
“Drop everything and read” is the most common definition of DEAR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. DARLING. Definition: Drop everything and read.
Well, the fact that she called you darling means that she likes you as a nice person.
As a greeting in a letter it can be used for both genders. “Dear Sir” or “Dear Madam” or “Dear Mr. Jones” or “Dear Mrs. Johnson.”