In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/animal) asustadoto be frightened of sb/sth — tenerle miedo a algn/algo
- he was frightened of his father/the dark — le temía a su padre/a la oscuridad
- to be frightened of-ing/to + inf
- he was frightened of crossing the road — le daba miedo cruzar la calle
- I was frightened to tell him — tenía miedo de decírselo
- to be frightened (that)
- she was frightened (that) she would miss her train — tenía miedo de perder el tren
- don't be frightened — no tengas miedo
- Darkness lingered at the edge of his vision and he was suddenly absurdly frightened that if he fell asleep he would never wake up.
- She was particularly frightened of getting stuck in shop queues.
- Another boy, the smallest in the party, had been frightened of making the crossing.
- Lynne says she's not afraid of death, she's just frightened of losing the people she loves.
- This Government, frightened of being seen as soft on the drugs trade, does not know what to do.
- They're frightened of finding something, and if they do, they're scared to go to the doctor.
- I suppose when I write, I write about the things that I'm most frightened of.
- One resident, who lived in the street at the time but asked not be named, said some were still frightened of him.
- Unfortunately, said dog was so frightened of the fireworks last night she refused to go to bed.
- Children don't run about outside anymore because we're frightened of them being abducted.
- Despite this, though, they weren't frightened of death - at least not in the same way we are.
- He said the experience has made him frightened of walking in the town and scared of police - even though he has done nothing wrong.
- Although Thomas could be very mellow, she was still frightened of how he might react to this.
- Half of me regrets my stupidity and feels frightened that I'll go to jail.
- Giving evidence under oath from the witness box, Hunt said that he had been frightened of needles since childhood.
- He had the strangest face I had ever seen, and I was a bit frightened of it, and I remained afraid of it.
- I'm not frightened of these games, in fact I'm really looking forward to them.
- He said he had been frightened of that person and therefore agreed to hold them temporarily.
- His main clients are business people frightened of making speeches in public or stressed about workload.
- She says this caused her to become so frightened of the man, whom she could not avoid, that she slept with a knife under her bed.
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