Frage von unknownuserrrrr, 66

Gibt es das Wort "dearest"?

An die Englisch-Spezialisten unter euch: Gibt es das Wort "dearest" im Englischen? Hätte schwören können, dass ich es schon mal gelesen habe.

von Bswss, Community-Experte für Englisch, 20

Selbstverständlich gibt es das Wort. Es kommt vor allem in traditionellen Brief-Anreden vor:

Dearest friend, dearest Susan, dearest mother usw.

Im Sinne von "expensive" (teuer, kostspielig) sollte man es aber nicht mehr verwenden.

von Akka2323, 32

Ich denke ja, dearest Girl, liebstes Mädchen.

von KillerKroete95, 30

Ja eine Form von "dear"
Also liebster
Z.B dearest of all my Friends
Der liebste meines Freundeskreises.

von AstridDerPu, Community-Experte für Englisch & Vokabeln, 8


ja, es gibt das Wort "dearest".

Damit beginnt eines meiner Lieblingsgedichte von George Bernard Shaw auf Englisch.

In einem Vorwort zu seinem Gedicht English Pronunciation schrieb er:

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

Dearest creature in creation,

Study English pronunciation.

I will teach you in my verse

Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.

I will keep you, Suzy, busy,

Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

Tear in eye, your dress will tear.

So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,

Dies and diet, lord and word,

Sword and sward, retain and Britain.

(Mind the latter, how it's written.)

Now I surely will not plague you

With such words as plaque and ague.

But be careful how you speak:

Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;

Cloven, oven, how and low,

Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,

Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,

Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,

Exiles, similes, and reviles;

Scholar, vicar, and cigar,

Solar, mica, war and far;

One, anemone, Balmoral,

Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;

Gertrude, German, wind and mind,

Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,

Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.

Blood and flood are not like food,

Nor is mould like should and would.

Viscous, viscount, load and broad,

Toward, to forward, to reward.

And your pronunciation's OK

When you correctly say croquet,

Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,

Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour

And enamour rhyme with hammer.

River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,

Doll and roll and some and home.

Stranger does not rhyme with anger,

Neither does devour with clangour.

Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,

Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,

Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,

And then singer, ginger, linger,

Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,

Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,

Nor does fury sound like bury.

Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.

Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.

Though the differences seem little,

We say actual but victual.

Refer does not rhyme with deafer.

Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.

Mint, pint, senate and sedate;

Dull, bull, and George ate late.

Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,

Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,

Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.

We say hallowed, but allowed,

People, leopard, towed, but vowed.

Mark the differences, moreover,

Between mover, cover, clover;

Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,

Chalice, but police and lice;

Camel, constable, unstable,

Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,

Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.

Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,

Senator, spectator, mayor.

Tour, but our and succour, four.

Gas, alas, and Arkansas.

Sea, idea, Korea, area,

Psalm, Maria, but malaria.

Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.

Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,

Dandelion and battalion.

Sally with ally, yea, ye,

Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.

Say aver, but ever, fever,

Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.

Heron, granary, canary.

Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.

Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.

Large, but target, gin, give, verging,

Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.

Ear, but earn and wear and tear

Do not rhyme with here but ere.

Seven is right, but so is even,

Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,

Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,

Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)

Is a paling stout and spikey?

Won't it make you lose your wits,

Writing groats and saying grits?

It's a dark abyss or tunnel:

Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,

Islington and Isle of Wight,

Housewife, verdict and indict.

Finally, which rhymes with enough,

Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?

Hiccough has the sound of cup.

My advice is to give up!!!

:-) AstridDerPu

von adabei, Community-Experte für Englisch, 28

Hier das berühmte Gedicht über die Unregelmäßigkeit der englischen Aussprache:

"Dearest creature in creation ...."

von Zumverzweifeln, 16

klar, das ist die 2. Steigerungsstufe von "dear" - this is my dearest question!

von dandy100, 19

ja das gibt es, es ist die Steigerung von "dear" und heißt "liebste"

von liesl1303, 24

Ja, dearest ist ein englisches Wort. Kann entweder liebste(r/s) oder teuerste(r/s) bedeuten, haengt beim Kontext. Oder auch mein sehnlichster/ innigster Wunsch = my dearest wish; sein hoechstes Ziel = his dearest ambition

von Delcatty, 25

Ja, es bedeutet Liebste. Dearest hat auch eine andere Bedeutung: am teuresten. 

von Riverside85, 24

Klar gibt es das. Heißt so viel wie "Liebste/Liebster". 

von Theophano, 23

dearest: teuerste, liebste, etc. Steigerung von dear. Also ja das wort gibt es.

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