In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(scared)don't be afraid, he won't bite you — no tengas miedo que no te muerde
- to be afraid of sb/sth/-ing
- he is afraid of the dark — le tiene miedo a la oscuridad
- he's afraid of her — le tiene miedo
- there's nothing to be afraid of — no tienes nada que temer
- she's not afraid of anything or anybody — no le tiene miedo / no le teme a nada ni a nadie
- what are you afraid of? — ¿de qué tienes miedo?
- I was afraid of falling/missing the train — tenía miedo de caerme/perder el tren
- I'm not afraid of hard work — a mí el trabajo no me asusta
- Liz can't come — I was afraid of that — Liz no puede venir — ya me lo temía
- to be afraid to + inf
- he's afraid to go into the cellar — le da miedo entrar en el sótano
- never be afraid to ask for help — si necesitas ayuda, no tengas miedo de pedirla
- to be afraid for sth/sb — temer por algo/algn
- I'm afraid for this country's future — temo por el futuro del país
- to be afraid (that) — tener miedo de que + subj
- I was afraid you'd be offended — tenía miedo de que te ofendieras
- I'm afraid (that) he may have left already — me temo que puede que ya se haya ido
- It has certainly exacerbated the extent to which people are afraid of terrorist attacks.
- Some are afraid of retaliation because they have been vocal proponents of peace.
- True scholars are afraid of no hypothesis; they go where others fear to think.
- She explained she was afraid of having children because she feared she could not feed them.
- It is now the political leaders who drove the politics of fear who look most afraid.
- The greatest trick is to not to show that you are afraid of something.
- He was always very afraid of death and would have hoped for a miracle.
- I know if it was me I would be frightened and would be afraid to go out after dark.
- He said today he was not afraid of competing with supermarkets but feared the effect on customer choice.
- They only have power if we believe they have, if we are afraid of them and we let our fear silence us.
- They felt nervous about walking home in the dark; they were afraid of evil spirits.
- She says she's not afraid of death, she's just frightened of losing the people she loves.
- These men might be afraid of her now, but that fear would only last as long as she could keep her power flowing.
- We cannot be afraid of the threat of foreign powers because times are changing.
- He says that since starting the job he is less jumpy and no longer afraid of the dark.
- True leaders are not afraid of telling the truth as they see it for fear of losing favor.
- It is not just passengers who are afraid of flying - airline employees are fearful too.
- In all her life she had never been afraid of a single man besides her father.
- Anyone who has nothing to be fearful of should not be afraid of the Customs Service.
- However, the truth is that in their heart of hearts, quite a few adults are afraid of deep water.
2(sorry)to be afraid (that)
- I'm afraid that won't be possible — (me) temo que no va a ser posible
- she's not in at the moment, I'm afraid — lo siento pero no está en este momento
- is that all? — I'm afraid so — ¿eso es todo? — sí, lo siento
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